13 days in Greater Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Greater Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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13 days in Greater Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  28​h
1
Bondi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Shelly Beach and Palm Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Beer Cartel (in Artarmon).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bondi day trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Bondi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Bondi reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Beer Cartel, Palm Beach, Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Bilgola Beach ©
Bilgola Beach

6
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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Daintree Entomological museum (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Four Mile Beach, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bondi to Cairns. In September, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Bondi - with highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Entomological museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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