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

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 20th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip site .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get slightly colder in Cairns: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

5
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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