3 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

3 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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3 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 1 night
End: Sydney

1
night
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

If you are flying in from China, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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