34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Leeds
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Sydney
— 18 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 12 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  31​h
End: Leeds

18
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Rick Rutherford's Country (in Lawson), Leura (The Candy Store Leura, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, & more) and Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stop by Opal Minded, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker tool .

Leeds, UK to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Leeds to Sydney. Traveling from Leeds in November, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Captain Chocolate, Rick Rutherford's Country, Avalon Beach
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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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Wonga Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Wonga Beach, Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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