34 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

34 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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34 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and St Monica's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing), Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach RockPool (in Cronulla). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Freshwater Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and stroll through Newport Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

The National Pass, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Shelly Beach RockPool, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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