17 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

17 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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17 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

13
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cowes, Summerlands, St Kilda, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Coldstream Dairy
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
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 14th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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