14 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Cairns Region & Fraser Island Itinerary

14 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Cairns Region & Fraser Island Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Cairns Region & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + bus:  31​h
End: Edmonton

3
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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Edmonton to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in August, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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 Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, step aboard Maheno Wreck, and kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Fraser Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairns to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Fraser Island to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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