27 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

27 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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27 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 9 nights
Drive:  29​h
2
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

9
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've now added Your Sydney Guide to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and experience rural life at Calmsley Hill City Farm.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Zurich, Switzerland 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 train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The National Pass
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 25:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

14
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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