11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Oslo

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Glasshouse Shopping Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Oslo, Norway to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Oslo to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is much warmer than Oslo - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Spas & Wellness
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Four Mile Beach, Village Gallery, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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