10 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  29 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Quebec City

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, thenstroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, thensnap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner.

Quebec City, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Quebec City to Sydney. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions app.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns online travel route planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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