30 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

30 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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30 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bristol

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 Churchill National Park (in Ferntree Gully), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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Bristol, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Melbourne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

13
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: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary site .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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