15 days in Gold Coast, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes iFLY Gold Coast, Warner Bros. Movie World, Paradise Country, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Gold Coast is 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Wet 'n' Wild Water World ©
Wet 'n' Wild Water World
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo, Pylon Lookout Climb and Katoomba Falls. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk will get you outdoors. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, identify plant and animal life at Green Point Reserve, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip app .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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