5 days in Australia Itinerary

5 days in Australia Itinerary

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The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get a bit cooler in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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The Harbour City

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and stop by Sydney Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip website.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Australia travel guide

Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.