Road trip: The Perfect East Coast Australia Road Trip Itinerary: Cairns to Sydney

The drive from the tropical city of Cairns to the iconic Opera House in Sydney is one of the popular road trips in Australia, and with good reason! This route will take you via some of the most beautiful parts of Australia, through ocean-fronted national parks, past lush rainforests and to some incredible beaches.

This 2,400km drive is a long one and so we recommend that you hire a campervan from Cairns for at least 21 – 28 days. This will give you enough time to see and do everything you want to. Keep reading for our suggested road trip itinerary that outlines the most popular destinations and the best places to stop and great things to see and do on the way.