11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  23​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary website .

Dallas, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Traveling from Dallas to Melbourne, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at 87°F and lows at 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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