15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

5
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 Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for gifts at Australian Leather Company, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. In April, Cairns is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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