35 days in Cairns, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

35 days in Cairns, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

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35 days in Cairns, Sydney & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 16 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Paderborn

11
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 Cow Bay Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (With Sugar, Spas & Wellness, & more), Kuranda (Barron Falls & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and stroll through Paronella Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns online trip planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paderborn to Cairns is 9 hours. In March, Cairns is much warmer than Paderborn - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Kuranda, Wooroonooran National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

16
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Echo Point Lookout, The Giant Stairway, & more), Wollongong (North Wollongong Beach, Port Kembla Beach, & more) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and stroll through Caves Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Mosman, Wollongong, Manly, Andersons Boatshed
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, then explore the activities along Lake Wabby, and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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