9 days in Sydney, Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

9 days in Sydney, Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Darling Harbour, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 5th (Fri), take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and then browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Anthea Polson Art. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel route builder website.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in April: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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