29 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

9
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Churchill National Park (in Ferntree Gully), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

Plan my day in Melbourne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Hamburg, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Churchill National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

10
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Perry's Lookdown (in Blackheath) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, engage your brain at Powerhouse Museum, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Perry's Lookdown, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and cruise along Captain Cook Highway.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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