13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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13 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
London

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.
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 12th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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