54 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

54 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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54 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 26 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 23 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

26
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Hawkesbury Regional Museum (in Windsor), Blue Mountains National Park (Windyridge Garden, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, & more). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app .

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Leura, Manly
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

23
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk, engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Atherton, Palm Cove, Cow Bay
Find places to stay Sep 16 — Oct 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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