3 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

3 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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3 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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Cairns

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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 21st (Thu): let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
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