40 days in Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

40 days in Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

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40 days in Melbourne & Cairns Region Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 20 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Smithfield
— 16 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

20
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning app .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in February, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Smithfield.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors 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

16
nights
Smithfield

Get out of town with these interesting Smithfield side-trips: Sugarworld Waterpark (in Edmonton) and Cairns (Scuba & Snorkeling, Shaolin Junk Cruises, & more). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Smithfield road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Smithfield in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Smithfield at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Smithfield

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cairns, Cairns Region, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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