20 days in Cairns, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Cairns, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

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20 days in Cairns, Hamilton Island & Sydney Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Historic Village Herberton. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Kuranda Candy Kitchen), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, With Sugar, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, view the masterpieces at Full Circle Studio and Gallery, browse the exhibits of Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, and look for gifts at Bones and Jones.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Tolga, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
days
Hamilton Island

Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Jetryder. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catseye Beach and Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
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Wild life Hamilton Island

6
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.
The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Teddy Sinclair. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and The Nook (in Leura). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Shelly Beach, Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
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Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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