10 days in Cairns, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Cairns, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles


1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, then enjoy the sea views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cairns to Kangaroo Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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