25 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

25 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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25 days in Brisbane, Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Dusseldorf

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane day trip app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Marina Mirage, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visiting Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo will get you outdoors. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker app .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

8
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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