32 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

32 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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32 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  24​h
Cairns
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

15
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planning tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Brussels in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Barron Gorge National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

14
days
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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Gallery Blackheath, Trees Adventure Grose River Park, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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