16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Zurich

9
days
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.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Coffee Worksfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 26°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Wonga Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Aesop. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and browse the different shops at Central Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
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Coogee Beach

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