15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Silver Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 30th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, stop by Australian Leather Company, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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