11 days in Cairns & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns & Greater Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Midland
Fly:  34​h
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Midland

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. Step off the beaten path and head to Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Michaelmas Cay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip website .

Midland, USA to Cairns is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Midland in May: highs in Cairns hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Safaris, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and Scienceworks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital and St Anne's Winery. Take a break from St Kilda with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, look for gifts at in. cube8r Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rippon Lea.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St Kilda online trip builder .

Getting from Cairns to St Kilda by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and tram. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for a bit cooler days in St Kilda, with highs around 63°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

St Anne's Winery, Werribee Open Range Zoo, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, in. cube8r Gallery, Vintage Garage
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

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