20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

7
nights
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to The Nook (in Leura) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more). Dedicate the 15th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, stroll through Hyde Park, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and take an in-depth tour of The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. In October, Sydney is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, The Nook
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Hyde Park Barracks Museum ©
Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Enjoy Sydney some more: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planning app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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