29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 15 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Milan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online itinerary planner .

Milan, Italy to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Sydney is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

15
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: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and don't miss a visit to Green Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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