57 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

57 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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57 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 29 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 25 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

29
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls), Leura (The Nook & Everglades Historic House and Gardens) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

25
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Agincourt Reef, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. On the 13th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Daintree, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark

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