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
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London


7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail Bike Adventures, and look for gifts at Luminous Lights.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Sydney sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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