23 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

23 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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23 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 11 nights
End: Melbourne

10
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and St Monica's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns travel tool .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

11
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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