10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
You've added Sydney Opera House, Queen Victoria Building, Milsons Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hong Kong in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Nightlife Shopping
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Queen Victoria Building ©
Queen Victoria Building
Milsons Point ©
Milsons Point

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Kuranda Scenic Railway has been added to your itinerary.

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

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours
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Kuranda Scenic Railway ©
Kuranda Scenic Railway

4
nights
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 added Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Rooftop Cinema, Brighton Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne travel planner.

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Summerlands, Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Brighton Beach, Churchill Island
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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