15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

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15 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 2nd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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