14 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Cairns — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Josephine Falls and Mossman Gorge Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Babinda Boulders (in Babinda), Flagstaff Hill Lookout (in Port Douglas) and Honey House (in Kuranda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Room Escape Games. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Echo Point Lookout) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, contemplate the long history of Chinese Garden of Friendship, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the striking features of Anzac Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wildlife Coast Cruises and ArtVo. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see National Vietnam Veterans Museum in Newhaven, approximately Newhaven away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at ACMI, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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