12 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Robinvale Itinerary

12 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Robinvale Itinerary

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12 days in Cairns, Adelaide & Robinvale Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Robinvale
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Bones and Jones, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip tool .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Blue Sky Brewery ©
Blue Sky Brewery

7
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield), Tanunda (Langmeil Winery & Soul Growers) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Rundle Mall, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, gain insight at National Wine Centre of Australia, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Adelaide trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in January, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Robinvale.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Tanunda, Seppeltsfield, Semaphore Beach, Murray Street Vineyards
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

1
night
Robinvale

Robinvale
Robinvale is a town on the south bank of the Murray River in north western Victoria, Australia. On the 19th (Sun), stop by Robinvale Organic & Bio-Dynamic Wines.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Robinvale day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Robinvale. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: highs in Robinvale hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Robinvale

Shopping
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