7 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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7 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Itinerary

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

3
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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Moffat Beach (in Caloundra) and Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Gallery of Modern Art, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder .

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 June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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