24 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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24 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  38 h
1
Melbourne
— 11 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  25 h
End: London

11
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: Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and make a trip to Green Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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