43 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

43 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Cairns
— 12 nights
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Sydney
— 13 nights
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Melbourne
— 15 nights

12
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Cairns, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

13
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters), Blackheath (Day FIne Art & Gallery Blackheath) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip site.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bilpin Cider Company
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

15
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road, The Nobbies Centre, St. Kilda Beach, Sovereign Hill
Find places to stay Jan 18 — Feb 2:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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