15 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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Cairns

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planning tool.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Michaelmas Cay
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Atherton Tablelands
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Sydney

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours as well as Sydney Harbour Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk. There's more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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Melbourne

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and Australian Sports Museum. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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