9 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planning website .

Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Munro Martin Parklands ©
Munro Martin Parklands

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

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder app .

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

5
nights
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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