60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 32 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 25 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

32
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Microlights, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning site .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In September, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Edge Hill, Holloways Beach, Smithfield
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

25
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Trees Adventure Grose River Park (in Richmond), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 20th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Katoomba, Leura, Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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