11 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
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Sydney

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney visit planner.

Charlotte, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 15 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in November, expect nights in Sydney to be warmer, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Cairns

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Port Douglas (With Sugar, Safaris, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns online route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips