14 days in Sydney, Alice Springs & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Alice Springs & Cairns Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Alice Springs & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
plane:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney visit planning website .

If you are flying in from Bermuda, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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.
Outback Ballooning has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Alice Springs by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Alice Springs hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Museums
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Outback Ballooning ©
Outback Ballooning
Tjanpi Desert Weavers ©
Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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.
Scuba & Snorkeling has been added to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Smithfield Shopping Centre and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Funstuff by Lynda, Four Mile Beach, & more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

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