16 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner

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Sydney
— 9 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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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.
You've now added BridgeClimb to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Port Jackson, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Cairns

— 6 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.
You've now added Reef Experience to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns journey website.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 87°F and lows reach 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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