8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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8 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect nights in Gold Coast to be colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & McCarthy's Lookout). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Maleny
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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