29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary builder site .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, The National Pass, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 15:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

13
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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Macalister Brewing Company, Sugarworld Waterpark
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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