15 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Newcastle & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Sydney is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Munich in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Speers Point Park, and then kick back and relax at Blacksmiths Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at VRXP, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newcastle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Newcastle route builder app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Newcastle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Speers Point Park, Blacksmiths Beach
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Blacksmiths Beach ©
Blacksmiths Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planner .

You can fly from Newcastle to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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