22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cork
Fly:  29​h
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  28​h
End: Cork

10
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. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip tool .

Cork, Ireland to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Cork to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cork in September, expect nights in Cairns to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Wonga Beach, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach

8
days
Sydney

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Congwong Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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Sydney Opera House

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