14 days in Melbourne, Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne, Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne, Cairns Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  23​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Eastern Beach Reserve and Ballarat Wildlife Park make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bells Beach and Art Gallery of Ballarat. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website .

Dallas, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Melbourne is 16 hours. In March, Melbourne is somewhat warmer than Dallas - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and stroll through Clovelly.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney attractions planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Sydney is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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