22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner .

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. In August, Sydney is little chillier than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Healesville Sanctuary and The Enchanted Adventure Garden. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Healesville Sanctuary, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

6
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 hidden gems such as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Muddy's Playground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 21st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Rex Lookout, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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