11 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Cairns is 9 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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.
Visit The Rocks and Government House for their historical value. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Aesop, and shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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