34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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34 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  25 h
1
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

15
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Inflatable World (in Castle Hill) and Leura (Leura Mall, Elysian Rock Lookout, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Wentworth Falls, Inflatable World
Find places to stay Jul 19 — Aug 3:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

16
nights
Cairns

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: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, &more), Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, &more) and Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Mossman Saturday Market). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, make a trip to Green Island, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman, Trinity Beach, Mudpark Australia
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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