27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
train + foot + Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 12 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  27​h
End: Nottingham

11
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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Boat Hire, & more) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Spend the 7th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning app .

Nottingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Nottingham in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

12
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 (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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