25 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

25 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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25 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip tool .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. While traveling from Munich, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get outdoors at The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Collins St/Swanston St. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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