32 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

32 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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32 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online holiday builder .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bilpin Cider Company, Shelly Beach, Gallery Blackheath, 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

16
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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