5 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

5 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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5 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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

1
day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Melbourne. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
ArtVo ©
ArtVo

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Village Herberton and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning site .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Crystal Cascades, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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