10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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Route & dates

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): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

Plan trip to Sydney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney is 2 hours. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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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.
You've now added Kuranda Scenic Railway to your itinerary.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chadstone - The Fashion Capital, Rooftop Cinema, Brighton Beach, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip tool.

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for 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
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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