26 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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26 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

13
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Microlights, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder website .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 21 — Nov 3:
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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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online attractions planner .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. You will leave for home on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Nielsen Park
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 14:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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