5 days in Queensland, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

5 days in Queensland, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland, Kangaroo Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker app .

Tokyo, Japan to Cairns is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Kangaroo Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and then shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building.

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You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Queen Victoria Building ©
Queen Victoria Building

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