29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The Nook (in Leura). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder website .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Nook, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Gallery Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

16
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 21st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Dec 20 — Jan 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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