12 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Byron Bay, Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 6 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookie Company Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the exciting artwork at Lone Goat Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip site.

Honolulu, USA to Byron Bay is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 20 hours traveling from Honolulu to Byron Bay. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in April; daily highs in Byron Bay reach 78°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site.

Drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & McCarthy's Lookout). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip app.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Maleny, SunJet Simulations, Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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