6 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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6 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Melbourne
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne

3
days
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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