60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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60 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 29 nights
2
Sydney
— 27 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

29
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Wonga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Janbal Gallery (in Mossman), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Daintree National Park, & more). Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Cairns Region, Cow Bay, Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

27
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.
The Rocks and The National Pass will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Werrong Beach (in Royal National Park). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum, stroll through Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Mona Vale Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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