14 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
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Melbourne
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton). There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Collins St/Swanston St and National Gallery of Victoria. Explore hidden gems such as St. Kilda Beach and South Melbourne Market. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and indulge your taste buds at Prahran Market.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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