25 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

25 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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25 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  29​h
1
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 12 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Dusseldorf

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay), Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Melbourne is 9 hours. In March, Melbourne is much warmer than Dusseldorf - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

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

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