13 days in Melbourne & Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Melbourne & Queensland Itinerary

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13 days in Melbourne & Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 23rd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online day trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge will thrill your kids. Spend the 26th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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