11 days in Greater Sydney, Queensland & Perth Itinerary

11 days in Greater Sydney, Queensland & Perth Itinerary

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11 days in Greater Sydney, Queensland & Perth Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  29​h
1
Manly
— 1 day
+2
ferry + train + Fly:  4​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Lagos

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day
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then steep yourself in history at Vaucluse House, then identify plant and animal life at North Head Sanctuary, and finally stroll through Shelly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manly road trip planning website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Manly is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Manly is 9 hours. Traveling from Lagos in March, things will get little chillier in Manly: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House

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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 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast route builder .

Getting from Manly to Gold Coast by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Safaris in Port Douglas, about 1h 25 min away.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, make a trip to The Fremantle Round House, then see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Norm wrightson hairway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth holiday builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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