28 days in Cairns Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

28 days in Cairns Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

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28 days in Cairns Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 12 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  30​h
London

13
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.
St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 22nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Ellis Beach, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation builder .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

12
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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Wolston Farmhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Caloundra (Dicky Beach & Moffat Beach). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Nerang National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, and find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast holiday builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Gold Coast. In June, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Wolston Farmhouse, You and Bamboo, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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