15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Mossman Gorge. Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Agincourt Reef. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Munmorah State Conservation Area. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelly Beach and Clovelly. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Katoomba (Blue Mountains & Wentworth Falls), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, explore the striking landscape at Yengo National Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Terrigal Beach, Jenolan Caves, Yengo National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

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