18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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18 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vienna

6
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 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website .

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Sydney. Traveling from Vienna in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

9
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 Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and have fun at Tobruk Memorial Pool.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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