16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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

3
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, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, 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. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. On the 16th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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