3 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

3 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

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3 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then kick back and relax at Greenmount Beach.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, then kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Gold Coast in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lennox Head Beach
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Spas

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