18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  27​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planner.

Exeter, UK to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Exeter to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Daintree National Park, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Wollongong (Nan Tien Temple & Beach Cove Belmore Basin) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney route maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, The National Pass, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole, Wentworth Falls
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Bondi Beach
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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