15 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  27 h
1
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lennox Head Beach and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Shop till you drop at The Byron Bay Book Exchange and Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective. Go for a jaunt from Byron Bay to Ballina to see Big Prawn about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, explore the galleries of Lone Goat Gallery, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Byron Bay is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Byron Bay at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Big Prawn, Lennox Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Head to Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Robina Town Centrefor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Greenmount Beach. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Watersports Guru in Kingscliff, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, browse the different shops at Westfield Helensvale, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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 Shelly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Bronte Beach and Palm Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach, Shelly Beach, The Entrance Pelican Feed
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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