6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney attractions planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
On the 17th (Wed), kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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