8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Transportation
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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