20 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  27​h
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

7
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Lisbon to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass), Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Shelly Beach, Taronga Zoo, Trees Adventure Grose River Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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