4 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

4 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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4 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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