22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

12
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.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and The Crystal Caves. Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (The Bump Track, Opal Reef, &more), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Kuranda (Wrights Lookout, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, identify plant and animal life at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Port Douglas, Yungaburra, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 16:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Flagstaff Point Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Watsons Bay. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Palm Beach (Palm Beach & Barrenjoey Lighthouse) and Wollongong City Beach (in Wollongong). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Bowral, Palm Beach, Wollongong
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 25:
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

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