4 days in Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

4 days in Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

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4 days in Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Cairns
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Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cairns

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Skydiving

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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 9th (Sat), stroll through Kirra Beach and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Springbrook National Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
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Springbrook National Park

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