11 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Trinity College Chapel. We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Readings Book Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach ©
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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
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Melbourne Central
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Australian Leather Company and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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