11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Laidley Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Laidley Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Laidley Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Coomera
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Laidley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Broadbeach
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Surfers Paradise trip itinerary maker tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Surfers Paradise is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April; daily highs in Surfers Paradise reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coomera.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

2
nights
Coomera

Coomera
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then cool off at WhiteWater World. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Dreamworld.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coomera road trip tool .

Coomera is just a stone's throw from Surfers Paradise. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coomera

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
WhiteWater World ©
WhiteWater 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner .

Getting from Coomera to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Laidley.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

few
hours
Laidley

Laidley ©
Laidley is a town situated in the Lockyer Valley of South East Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Gatton and District Historical Village and then don't miss a visit to Laidley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Laidley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Laidley takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Laidley dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Broadbeach.

Things to do in Laidley

Museums

Side Trip

Gatton and District Historical Village
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Laidley ©
Laidley

2
nights
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 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Broadbeach day trip site .

You can drive from Laidley to Broadbeach in 2 hours. Traveling from Laidley in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Broadbeach, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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