3 days in Canberra & Cairns Itinerary

3 days in Canberra & Cairns Itinerary

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3 days in Canberra & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Canberra
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
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Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
End: Canberra

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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