19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  40​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
train:  40​h
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Watson's Bay, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Taronga Zoo
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Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). See some other sides of Sydney: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lincoln's Rock
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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