16 days in Nadi, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Nadi, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Nadi, Fiji
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Sydney, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Nadi, Fiji — 5 nights

Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
You've now added Cloud 9 Fiji to your itinerary. Explore Nadi's surroundings by going to Sigatoka (Tavuni Hill Fort, Off-Road Cave Safari, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, tee off at Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, take in the dramatic natural features at Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nadi travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Nadi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Nadi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Hunting Hue, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney vacation planner.

Getting from Nadi to Sydney by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Nadi to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nadi in July, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns, Australia — 4 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 11th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by Pure Synergie Skin Store, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): catch some excitement at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. On the 16th (Sat), you're off to home.
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