15 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  27​h
1
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lennox Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Spas. When in Byron Bay, make a side trip to see Big Prawn in Ballina, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, view the masterpieces at Lone Goat Gallery, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stop by The Byron Bay Book Exchange.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay tour planning website .

London, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Byron Bay due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Byron Bay hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Big Prawn, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
The Byron Bay Book Exchange ©
The Byron Bay Book Exchange

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burleigh Heads Beach and Greenmount Beach. Do your shopping at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Westfield Helensvale. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, savor the flavors at Sanctuary Markets, kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Watersports Guru
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Terrigal Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bronte Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance), Palm Beach (in Palm Beach) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Rocks Markets, wander the streets of The Rocks, and stroll through Clovelly Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney day trip app .

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bronte Beach, Shelly Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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