8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Melbourne
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
New Delhi

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 29th (Tue), learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally stroll through Clovelly.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Mossman Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and With Sugar (in Port Douglas). Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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