5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Palm Cove

A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore Palm Cove's surroundings by going to St Monica's Cathedral (in Cairns) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Four Mile Beach). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Palm Cove road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Palm Cove in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in May: high temperatures in Palm Cove hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, St Monica's Cathedral
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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