12 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

6
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

5
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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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