13 days in Sydney, Cairns & Alice Springs Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Cairns & Alice Springs Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Cairns & Alice Springs Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Spend the 14th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner .

If you are flying in from Bermuda, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bones and Jones and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Curtain Fig National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Curtain Fig National Park
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Safaris
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Get outdoors at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Owen Springs Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve and Adelaide House Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Central Australia Aviation Museum and view the masterpieces at Jila Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs trip builder site .

Getting from Cairns to Alice Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Alice Springs. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Owen Springs Reserve ©
Owen Springs Reserve
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve ©

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