29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Glasgow

15
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Redhead Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Caves Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Werri Beach (in Gerringong), Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, & more) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, kick back and relax at Bilgola Beach, and stroll through Werrong Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Glasgow, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Redhead Beach
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

11
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Daintree Discovery Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & With Sugar), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Wonga Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Cow Bay, Trinity Beach, Wonga Beach
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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