8 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luna Park Sydney, Fitzroy Falls, Tobruk Sydney, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Boneyard Beach and Milsons Point. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park in Blacktown--about 46 minutes away.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail self-drive option, Mossman Gorge Centre and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Kids will appreciate attractions like Trinity Beach and Ngarru Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Pure Massage & Beauty (in Mossman), Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Off-Road Tours) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands and tee off at Paradise Palms Country Club.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney

— 1 day

The Harbour City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Luna Park Sydney as well as Fitzroy Falls. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Fitzroy Falls and then find something for the whole family at Luna Park Sydney.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips