16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney is 18 hours. In June, Sydney is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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The Rocks ©
Neighborhood
The Rocks
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Darling Harbour
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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 56°F and lows about 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Port Douglas Court House Museum, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 79°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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