59 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

59 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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59 days in Cairns, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 21 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Melbourne
— 19 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

21
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Wonga Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in November, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

19
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Eastern Beach Reserve, The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

15
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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. On the 2nd (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Newport Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney driving holiday app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls, Avalon Beach, Perry's Lookdown, The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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