5 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

5 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  6​h
1
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Diego


1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
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 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
On the 20th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Jaques Coffee Plantation ©
Jaques Coffee Plantation

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