16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
3
Cairns
— 5 nights

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Government House. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Head Sanctuary, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship
Government House ©
Government House

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Old Melbourne Gaol and Melbourne Town Hall will appeal to history buffs. Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Melbourne General Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route builder tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
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Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

5
nights
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: Port Douglas (Safaris & With Sugar), Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Cairns is much warmer than Melbourne - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Historic Village Herberton, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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