23 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

23 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney, Adelaide & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

8
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and Cleland Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Tanunda (Rusden Wines & Rockford Winery), Wolf Blass (in Nuriootpa) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Murray Street Vineyards, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

Before you visit Adelaide, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Adelaide to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenock, Barossa Valley, Marananga, Williamstown, Tanunda
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

7
nights
Cairns

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning app .

You can fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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