60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 27 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 28 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Exeter

27
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paronella Park and Mossman Gorge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Port Douglas (Port Douglas Tennis Club, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). Spend the 28th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Millstream Falls National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site .

Exeter, UK to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Herberton, Cape Tribulation, Millaa Millaa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

28
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Watson's Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Megalong Valley (Megalong Creek Estate & Hargraves Lookout), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Katoomba (Blue Mountains, Cahill's Lookout, & more). Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Kiama, Wollongong, Blackheath, Megalong Valley
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Photography Tours

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