26 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

26 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

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26 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

9
nights
Cairns

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: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Palm Cove (Annie's Ladies Boutique, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

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Glasgow, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Glasgow to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In October, Cairns is warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge Centre, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 24:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

12
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 Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Oct 24 — Nov 6:
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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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