29 days in Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

29 days in Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
2
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, stroll through Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 30th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Barron Gorge National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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