31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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 Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney online road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Sydney Harbour National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Port Douglas (Des Spencer Galleries, Port Douglas Boat Hire, & more) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Macalister Brewing Company, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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