22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

5
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Sydney is 15 hours. In February, Sydney is much hotter than Toronto - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 28th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Similar Plans

23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Brisbane & Melbourne BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans