18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

8
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Wentworth Falls, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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