15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more). On the 21st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney online trip builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo, Bilpin Cider Company
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 87°F and lows reach 72°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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