11 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, With Sugar, & more), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planning site .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Mumbai in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for 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 to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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