11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, then see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and then take a stroll through Queen Street Mall. On your second day here, walk around Daisy Hill Conservation Park, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Maritime Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Daisy Hill Conservation Park
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Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

4
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.
You've now added Surfers Paradise Beach to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Head National Park and Greenmount Beach. Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: The Workshops Rail Museum (in Ipswich) and Brisbane (Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) & Opal Museum). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, stop by Miami Marketta, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online holiday maker .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Fingal Head Lighthouse, The Workshops Rail Museum
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You've now added Out of The Blue Adventures to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective and Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store. Appreciate the collections at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum and Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wategos Beach, get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Byron Bay, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
Out of The Blue Adventures ©
Out of The Blue Adventures

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