5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at GOMA, then explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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