16 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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

9
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.
You've now added BridgeClimb to your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in the waterfront activity at Port Jackson, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. February in Sydney sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reef Experience. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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