31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

16
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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Smithfield Shopping Centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Mossman Saturday Market) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, The Reef Marina, & more). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman, Palm Cove, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Cow Bay Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

14
nights
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Opal Mindedfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Leura (The Nook, Teddy Sinclair, & more), Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson) and Katoomba (Odd Mountain, Katoomba Vintage Emporium, & more). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Victory Theatre Antique Centre, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Bridget Kennedy Project Space
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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