27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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27 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Paderborn

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.
Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Village Gallery). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route planner.

Paderborn, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paderborn in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre, Barron Gorge National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Lincoln's Rock, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, indulge your taste buds at Danks Street Produce Merchants, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney Harbour National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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