15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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Sydney
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Cairns
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Sydney

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bondi Beach as well as Darling Harbour. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, meet the residents at Taronga Zoo, and contemplate the long history of The Rocks Discovery Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney journey website.

Montreal, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 3 nights

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.
Escape Discovery Adventures has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of former AMP Headquarters building, and steep yourself in history at Old Safety Deposit Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Esplanade Lagoon Pool has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Sydney

— 1 night

The Harbour City

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge and then see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning website.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Nightlife