7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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7 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online attractions planner .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 21 — 26:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), see a show at Sydney Opera House, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip tool .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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