8 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney journey builder website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've now added Great Ocean Road Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Great Ocean Road Tours, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in June, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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