36 days in Cairns Region, Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

36 days in Cairns Region, Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

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36 days in Cairns Region, Greater Melbourne & Greater Sydney Itinerary

Start: Metzingen
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h
2
Werribee
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cronulla
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Palm Beach
— 8 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Metzingen

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Metzingen, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Metzingen to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Metzingen in November, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

8
nights
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Venture out of the city with trips to Stud Park Shopping Centre (in Rowville), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Albert Park (in Albert Park). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Kinglake National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, identify plant and animal life at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Rippon Lea.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Werribee day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cairns to Werribee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Werribee hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cronulla.

Things to do in Werribee

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Berwick, St Kilda, Fitzroy, Eltham, Melton Botanic Garden
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

7
nights
Cronulla

Cronulla ©
Cronulla is a beachside suburb, in Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cronulla: Vaucluse (Vaucluse House, Parsley Bay Reserve, & more), Jeffrey Street Wharf (in Kirribilli) and Congwong Beach (in La Perouse). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park, hike along Cronulla Beach Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Maroubra Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronte Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cronulla online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Werribee to Cronulla. Traveling from Werribee in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cronulla: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Beach.

Things to do in Cronulla

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vaucluse, Parramatta, North Sydney, Central Gardens Nature Reserve, Maroubra Beach
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Featherdale Wildlife Park ©
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Shelly Beach RockPool ©
Shelly Beach RockPool
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

8
nights
Palm Beach

Palm Beach ©
Explore Palm Beach's surroundings by going to Manly (Joel Coleman Gallery, Little Manly Beach, & more), Mosman (Taronga Zoo, Mosman Art Gallery, & more) and Balmoral Beach, Mosman (in Balmoral).

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Palm Beach travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Cronulla to Palm Beach in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Palm Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Mosman, Ku-ring-gai, Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Avalon Beach ©
Avalon Beach

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