24 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

24 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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

20
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 out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & Grand Canyon track), Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, & more) and Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Evans Lookout). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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