7 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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7 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and St. Mary's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and look and learn at Sydney Observatory.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and KickArts Contemporary Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Michaelmas Cay. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Shark Diving

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