7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balloon Rides, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable excursion with Barefoot Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and finally head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours

4
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and other attractions you added. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, identify plant and animal life at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planning app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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