29 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

7
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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip site .

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

10
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 Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns travel planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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