13 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

13 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

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13 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip maker tool .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb

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.
Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at The Farm Byron Bay, get interesting insight from Tours, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 7°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Gallery of Modern Art, & more). See some other sides of Gold Coast: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and cool off at Dreamworld.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey planner.

You can take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in July since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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