5 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

5 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

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5 days in Gold Coast & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Noosa Chocolate Factory, & more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Byron Bay). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip builder .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, Kayaking & Canoeing
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), gear up at Gear Rentals, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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