21 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

21 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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21 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Freshwater Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and stroll through Dee Why Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

11
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Coffee Works, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, stroll through Wonga Beach, explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Wonga Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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