23 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

23 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Cairns
— 11 nights

9
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Australian National Maritime Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Nan Tien Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Bouddi National Park, Jenolan Caves, Nan Tien Temple
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple

11
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.
Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Paronella Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Wangetti (Rex Lookout & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio (in Tolga) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Wangetti, Cow Bay, Herberton, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio
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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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