22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Adelaide Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Vienna

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more). Spend the 12th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation site .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker app .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Langmeil Winery (in Tanunda), The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Kalleske Wines (in Greenock). Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sydney to Adelaide by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, Adelaide is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kalleske Wines, Langmeil Winery, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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