29 days in Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

29 days in Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

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29 days in Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

12
nights
Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Muddy's Playground. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yorkeys Knob Beach and Ellis Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Cairns Tropical Zoo). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning site .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Cairns is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Munich in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Cairns Region, Edge Hill, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cattana Wetlands
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Shark Diving

13
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Terrigal Beach. Visit Caves Beach and Palm Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba) and Govetts Leap (in Blackheath). Dedicate the 14th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Redhead Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wollongong Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in November: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 29°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Wollongong, Manly, Katoomba, Terrigal
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach

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