18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

7
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 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

8
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 Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 15th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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