16 days in Cairns, Sydney & Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Cairns, Sydney & Tasmania 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: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire all the interesting features of Wrights Lookout, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website.

Columbus, USA to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Cairns is 15 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (The Road Builders Memorial, The Three Sisters, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, test your team's savvy at Evolo Room Escape, and indulge your senses at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.