16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Edinburgh

6
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.
Relax by the water at Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). It doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip app .

Edinburgh, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In April, Cairns is much hotter than Edinburgh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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