13 days in Richmond, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Richmond, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock holiday maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Richmond, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
1
Richmond, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  27​h
2
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Richmond, United States

1
day
Richmond, United States

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Richmond Raceway, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then don't miss a visit to Maymont.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Richmond International Airport, Newport News Williamsburg International Airport and Norfolk International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Maymont ©
Maymont
Richmond Raceway ©
Richmond Raceway

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Hyde Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Richmond to Sydney by flight takes about 27 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Richmond to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Richmond in November: highs in Sydney hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Speed Boats Tours

6
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Birdworld Kuranda, The Crystal Caves, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

Similar Plans

15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Cairns, Alice Springs & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans