22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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22 days in Melbourne, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Rennes
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  47​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Rennes

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

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Rennes, France to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rennes in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will thrill your kids. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls in Katoomba, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In October, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Horses in Port, Safaris, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns online journey maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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