28 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

28 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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28 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 16 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London


16
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 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Melbourne is 10 hours. In February, Melbourne is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

10
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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. You will leave for home on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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