12 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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12 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London


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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planning tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, 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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks 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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