9 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

9 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors.

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San Francisco, USA to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 88°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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