19 days in Sydney, Daintree & Cairns Itinerary

19 days in Sydney, Daintree & Cairns Itinerary

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19 days in Sydney, Daintree & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Daintree
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Canberra

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks. You'll get in some beach time at Bronte Beach and Bondi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Blackheath (Govetts Leap & Logan Brae Orchard), Sublime Point Lookout (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Canberra to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Blackheath, Tamarama Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Wonga Beach. Explore Daintree's surroundings by going to Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime (in Mossman), Cow Bay (Cow Bay Beach & Walu Wugirriga Lookout) and Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls, hike along Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, and explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Daintree day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Daintree takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Daintree at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman, Mount Lewis National Park, Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Mount Lewis National Park ©
Mount Lewis National Park

8
nights
Cairns

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Innisfail Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Josephine Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa), Yungaburra (The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour & Lake Barrine) and Port Douglas (Horses in Port, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Mareeba, Yungaburra, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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