18 days in Greater Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

18 days in Greater Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

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18 days in Greater Sydney, Greater Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  26​h
1
North Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
St Kilda
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Springfield


4
nights
North Sydney

North Sydney ©
North Sydney is a suburb and major district on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Taronga Zoo and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Vaucluse House and St Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Maroubra Beach (in Maroubra) and Parramatta (St Johns Anglican Cathedral & Parramatta Town Hall). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nielsen Park, steep yourself in history at Manly Quarantine Station, and snap pictures at Jeffrey Street Wharf.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the North Sydney online trip builder .

Springfield, USA to North Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Springfield to North Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Springfield in May, plan for little chillier days in North Sydney, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in North Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waverley, Parramatta, Manly, Mosman, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Scienceworks and Jewish Holocaust Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Collingwood Children's Farm will get you outdoors. When in St Kilda, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea, browse the collection at Toorak - South Yarra Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catani Gardens, and kick back and relax at Elwood Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St Kilda trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from North Sydney to St Kilda takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from North Sydney in May: high temperatures in St Kilda hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elsternwick, Toorak - South Yarra Library, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Scienceworks, St Mark's Anglican Church
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

8
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.
Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Palm Cove Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram and train. When traveling from St Kilda in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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