45 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

45 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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45 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 25 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 17 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
End: Dusseldorf

25
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 off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Caves Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to UnrealVR (in Charlestown), Werrong Beach (in Royal National Park) and Dudley Beach (in Newcastle). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route maker site .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Sydney. In January, Sydney is warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wollongong, Bilgola Beach, Ocean Beach, Werri Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — Feb 10:
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Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

17
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Daintree National Park. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online tour planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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