15 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Justice & Police Museum and Elizabeth Bay House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Get some cultural insight at Flaxman Wines and Kalleske Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown), Tanunda (Rusden Wines, Kabminye Winery, & more) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars & Murray Street Vineyards). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

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You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Tanunda, Eden Valley, Domain Day Cellar Door
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get some cultural insight at Bones and Jones and St Monica's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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