14 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
2
Cairns
— 7 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jenolan Caves and Kiama Blowhole. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Art Gallery of New South Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, & more), Starfish Education Centre (in Kiama) and Cathedral of Ferns Walk (in Mt Wilson). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, and make a trip to Macquarie Lighthouse.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Wollongong, Kiama, Norah Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga). Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark, Mossman Gorge, Historic Village Herberton, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

Similar Plans

15 days in Cairns & Port Douglas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM March, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM POLAND March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT