22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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— 12 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and The Crystal Caves. Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Zillie Falls (in Millaa Millaa), Port Douglas (The Bump Track, Opal Reef, &more) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns route builder.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Cathedral and Flagstaff Point Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Palm Beach (Palm Beach & Barrenjoey Lighthouse), Wollongong City Beach (in Wollongong) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Giant Stairway, see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, and trek along Cronulla Beach Walk.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips