14 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  31​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jenolan Caves and Bilgola Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Werri Beach and Camp Cove. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Beach, hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Sydney. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Congwong Beach, Bilgola Beach, Werri Beach, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Palm Beach
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Step out of the city life by going to Tomaree Head and Zenith Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Jimmy's Beach and Box Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Fingal Bay (Barry Park & Fingal Bay Beach), Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk (in Lemon Tree Passage) and Bennetts Beach (in Hawks Nest). There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Newcastle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Fingal Bay, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mossman Gorge and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Newcastle to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newcastle in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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