11 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

5
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online sightseeing planner .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Cairns is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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