26 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

26 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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26 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney route builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 9 hours. In November, Sydney is warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nielsen Park, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Safaris, & more), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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