9 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

9 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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9 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne route maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney vacation maker website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
On the 14th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel planner.

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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