31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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31 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 14 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich


14
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Trinity Beach, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning app .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Munich in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Crystal Cascades
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

14
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Clovelly. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook. The adventure continues: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through South Cronulla Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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