22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  6 h
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
End: Sydney

12
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.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Tolga Historical Society and Museum. Let the collections at The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (The Bump Track, Opal Reef, &more), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Zillie Falls (in Millaa Millaa). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Michaelmas Cay, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Mareeba, Trinity Beach, Yungaburra
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Cathedral and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Take a break from the city and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Palm Beach (Palm Beach & Barrenjoey Lighthouse), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Wollongong (Wollongong City Beach & Flagstaff Point Lighthouse). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, head outdoors with Watsons Bay, hike along Cronulla Beach Walk, and stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planning website.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Manly, Bowral, Palm Beach, Wollongong
Highlights from your plan
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

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