14 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Sydney

4
days
Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

6
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.
Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online visit planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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