60 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

60 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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60 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 27 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 29 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shark Island. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Katoomba (Katoomba Antique Centre, Explorers Tree, & more). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. On the 1st (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip site .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Leura, Blue Mountains, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Visit Thornton Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to Village Gallery and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Horseback Riding Tours, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and stroll through Cow Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Edge Hill, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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