10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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10 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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