8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Chicago

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Chicago, USA to Cairns is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Cairns, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Sydney at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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