51 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

51 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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51 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 18 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 14 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

16
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Melbourne Gaol and Eastern Beach Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and Rubicon Valley Historic Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Portsea (Portsea Back Beach, Fort Pearce, & more), Sorrento Front Beach (in Sorrento) and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Y Water Discovery Centre, stroll through Gunnamatta Beach, and contemplate the long history of Redesdale Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Melbourne. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Copenhagen in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yea, Portsea, Geelong, Ballarat, Torquay
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Y Water Discovery Centre ©
Y Water Discovery Centre

18
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Redhead Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nan Tien Temple and St Francis Xavier's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains), The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Bouddi National Park. Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wollongong, Katoomba, Ebenezer Church, The National Pass, Kiama Blowhole
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

14
nights
Cairns

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Daintree National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, With Sugar, & more) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, & more). Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stroll through Wonga Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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