15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, and stroll through Clovelly.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool .

Cardiff, UK to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Sydney is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cardiff in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Safaris, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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