12 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
Dallas

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip tool .

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Sydney. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 77°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
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2
days
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.
On the 9th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and Warrandyte State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. And it doesn't end there: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

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St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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