12 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

12 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Wangetti (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Rex Lookout). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and browse the collection at Cairns Library.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation website.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stop by The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route planning tool.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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