19 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Stuttgart

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Stuttgart, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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