21 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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Cairns

— 8 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Mossman Saturday Market). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cairns is 9 hours. In February, Cairns is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sydney

— 9 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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and King's Cross Saturday Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and admire the striking features of Queen Victoria Building.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip tool.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips