16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18 h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney. In June, Sydney is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at 57°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Horses in Port, Opal Reef, &more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Spas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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