23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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23 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

10
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Freshwater Beach. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Bilgola Beach (in Bilgola) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Dee Why Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bilgola Beach, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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