14 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba). Spend the 11th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve
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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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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