6 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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6 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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

2
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and don't miss a visit to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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 4th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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