18 days in Cairns Region & New South Wales Itinerary

18 days in Cairns Region & New South Wales Itinerary

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18 days in Cairns Region & New South Wales Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Oslo

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 Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns itinerary planner .

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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