14 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 8 nights

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Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Wangetti (Rex Lookout & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Coffee Works Port Douglas, Ngarru Gallery, &more). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get great views at Wrights Lookout, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns online day trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney

— 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Spooners Lookout, The Three Sisters, &more), Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips