7 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

7 days in Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Sydney
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Sydney

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip app.

Canberra to Sydney is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Cairns on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Cairns

— 5 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 Cairns Discovery Tours, Fitzroy Island National Park, Green Island, and other attractions you added.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sydney

The Harbour City

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9: