21 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

21 days in Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Zurich

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Rusty's Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Wrights Lookout (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Safaris, Agincourt Reef, &more) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Cairns is 9 hours. In February, Cairns is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman, Wrights Lookout, Tanks Arts Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

9
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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney tour itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bondi, Wentworth Falls, Saint Bonaventure's Church, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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