20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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20 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

8
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Falls Gallery (in Wentworth Falls) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the exciting artwork at Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, explore the galleries of Art Gallery of NSW, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Sydney is 3 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in November, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

The National Pass, Falls Gallery, Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

10
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Thornton Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Village Gallery, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Des Spencer Galleries, Horses in Port, & more). Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online vacation planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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