15 days in Sydney, Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Cairns & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  5​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Hobart

4
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary builder website .

Hobart to Sydney is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in January, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
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, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, get your game on at Xscape Reality, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

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Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough 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
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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