28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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 Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, kick back and relax at Shark Island, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Sydney at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and Healesville Sanctuary. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to St Mary of the Angels (in Geelong), Spas & Wellness (in Daylesford) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online vacation builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Geelong, Ballarat, Spas & Wellness, Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

11
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.
Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Agincourt Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park & Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness). Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in November: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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