9 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Region Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Region Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Palm Cove
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Cape Byron Lighthouse (in Byron Bay). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and view the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. In February, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Janbal Gallery. Explore Palm Cove's surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Village Gallery, and get great views at Rex Lookout.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Palm Cove takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in February, with highs in Palm Cove at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Mossman, Trinity Beach, Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Rex Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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 12th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and finally view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour planner.

Cairns is very close to Palm Cove. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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