22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Visit The Rocks and Museum of Sydney for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Freshwater Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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