24 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness) and Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove). Spend the 6th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, have fun at Muddy's Playground, take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders, and get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns driving holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Paronella Park, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

11
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Norah Head Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Bridal Veil Falls, & more), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney attractions planner .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Norah Head Lighthouse, Caves Beach, Congwong Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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