46 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

46 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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46 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  24​h
Cairns
— 25 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 18 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Brussels

24
days
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 hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Atherton Tablelands. Get in touch with nature at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Des Spencer Galleries, Horses in Port, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens, & more). Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, explore the striking landscape at Mount Lewis National Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and relax in the rural setting at Gallo DairyLand.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Mareeba, Yungaburra, Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

19
days
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and St. Kilda Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Enchanted Adventure Garden (in Arthurs Seat), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Sovereign Hill, & more) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along The Great Ocean Road. Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Melbourne Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, take in the awesome beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne online tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Torquay, Daylesford, Dandenong Ranges National Park, The Enchanted Adventure Garden
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

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