13 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

13 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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13 days in Cairns, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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 Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Rainforestation Nature Park and Kuranda Scenic Railway. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online journey planner .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Safaris, Rainforestation Nature Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
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.
Wet 'n' Wild Water World has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can 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
Wet 'n' Wild Water World ©
Wet 'n' Wild Water World

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 Katoomba Falls as well as Scenic World Blue Mountains. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Change things up with a short trip to Logan Brae Orchard in Blackheath (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker website .

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 December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Logan Brae Orchard, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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