11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

Bhubaneswar
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Bhubaneswar

5
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bhubaneswar to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in September, expect nights in Sydney to be much colder, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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