31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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31 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Windsor
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Windsor

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 out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Wentworth Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning site .

Windsor, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 15 hours. Traveling from Windsor in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

12
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.
Visiting Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach, & more), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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