29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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


23
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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters, & more), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Coogee Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, The National Pass, Taronga Zoo, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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