4 days in Queensland Itinerary

4 days in Queensland Itinerary

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4 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Palm Cove
bus:  30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Cairns

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 10th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip app .

Palm Cove to Cairns is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games
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Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Gold Coast to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks

Side Trip

Byron Bay
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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