27 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

27 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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27 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Y Water Discovery Centre and Ballarat Wildlife Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong) and Ocean Beach (in Nelson). Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at Sorrento Back Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne online trip planner .

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Sorrento Back Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Y Water Discovery Centre
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Y Water Discovery Centre ©
Y Water Discovery Centre
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

6
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nan Tien Temple and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Wanda Beach (in Cronulla) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stroll through Manly Scenic Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Nan Tien Temple, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, Wanda Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

12
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Atherton Tablelands. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation & Granite Gorge Nature Park), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda). Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mareeba, Birdworld Kuranda, Babinda Boulders
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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