23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 9 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Village Gallery, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel route builder .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Earl Hill, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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