22 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Bournemouth

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns holiday maker .

Bournemouth, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Cairns. Traveling from Bournemouth in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Murray Street Vineyards, & more), Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown) and God's Hill Wines (in Lyndoch). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Wolf Blass, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore and take pictures at Adelaide Oval, and take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Adelaide by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, God's Hill Wines, Tscharke's Place, Flaxman Wines
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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