16 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

16 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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16 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

4
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 5th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

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Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in November: highs in Cairns hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Parks, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning website .

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 November, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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