11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Fly
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Broadbeach
— 1 night
Drive
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West Burleigh
— 2 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
Visit Caboolture Historical Village and South Brisbane Memorial Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queensland Art Gallery and Samford Distric Historical Museum. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Australia Zoo in Beerwah, approximately Beerwah away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, look for gifts at Kelvin Grove Markets, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Brisbane is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Capital of the Gold Coast

The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
On the 31st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Vincent's Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, then look for gifts at Japanache, and finally examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, then browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Surfers Paradise travel route planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Surfers Paradise are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trip

1
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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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Broadbeach vacation planning app.

Broadbeach is just a stone's throw from Surfers Paradise. In November in Broadbeach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Burleigh.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

2
nights
West Burleigh

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse and then get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our West Burleigh trip itinerary maker website.

West Burleigh is just a short distance from Broadbeach. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in West Burleigh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast travel guide

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Theme Parks · Beaches · Shopping Malls
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. The most popular tourist destination in the state of Queensland, Gold Coast life centers itself on relaxation, surf, and marine life in general.