23 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

23 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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23 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bristol

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.
The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church will appeal to history buffs. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Newport Beach, stroll through Dee Why Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Coffee Works, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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