11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
4
Broadbeach
— 1 night

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Mooloolaba to see Mooloolaba Beach about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 6th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, thenadmire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane sightseeing website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Tours Parks
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha

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Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, thenmeet the residents at Sea World Theme Park, and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Surfers Paradise road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Surfers Paradise are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

1
night
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broadbeach trip itinerary site.

Broadbeach is just a stone's throw from Surfers Paradise. In December, daily temperatures in Broadbeach can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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