7 days in Queensland & Greater Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Queensland & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  27​h
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Mosman
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip site .

New York City, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Gold Coast. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Gold Coast at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mosman.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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night
Mosman

Mosman ©
If it weren't for the amazing view of Sydney Harbour, Mosman might seem light-years away from Australia's largest and busiest city.
On the 11th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mosman day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Mosman in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in June, plan for little chillier days in Mosman, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mosman

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo

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Cairns

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 in touch with nature at Michaelmas Cay and Jaques Coffee Plantation. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Mosman to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mosman in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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