6 days in Cairns, Lizard Island & Sydney Itinerary

6 days in Cairns, Lizard Island & Sydney Itinerary

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6 days in Cairns, Lizard Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
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Cairns
— 1 day
Travel:  7​h
2
Lizard Island
— 1 day
Travel:  23​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

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Cairns

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then trek along Red Arrow Walk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Newark, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 88°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lizard Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lizard Island trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Lizard Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take a stroll through The Rocks, and finally look for gifts at Opal Minded.

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Explore your travel options from Lizard Island to Sydney with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Speed Boats Tours

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