11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Caves, then make a trip to Gallery Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, and finally get your game on at Thunderbird Park.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamborine Mountain planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Tamborine Mountain takes an hour. In April in Tamborine Mountain, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Gallery Walk ©
Gallery Walk

1
night
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 9th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Tamborine Mountain to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Tamborine Mountain - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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