16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 6 nights
2
Sydney
— 8 nights

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Spas) and Port Douglas (Opal Reef, Safaris, &more). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Cairns, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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