8 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h
1
Cairns
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns planning app .

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney trip builder app .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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