6 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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6 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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


3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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