29 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

29 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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29 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, John E. Morley Reserve, 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

15
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Cable Ski Cairns
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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