28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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28 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get outdoors at Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & The National Pass) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey website .

Berlin, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Sydney. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

7
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Central. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

11
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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