14 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney

— 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney by Kayak. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday website.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cairns

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Ngarru Gallery, Safaris, &more), Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Spas) and Kuranda Rainforest Journeys (in Kuranda). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips