6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Thu), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps and tourist information, read Cairns online road trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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