8 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

8 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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8 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Guangzhou

1
night
Cairns

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.
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner .

Guangzhou, China to Cairns is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Guangzhou to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Guangzhou in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Museum and Eureka Skydeck 88. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in the pleasant sights at ACDC Lane, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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