10 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Newark

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Port Douglas to see Safaris about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Newark, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Cairns. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 87°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
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