31 days in Melbourne & Port Douglas Itinerary

31 days in Melbourne & Port Douglas Itinerary

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Eastern Beach Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and Dandenong Ranges National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to RAAF Museum (in Point Cook), Kevin Hoffman Walk (in Lara) and The Carousel (in Geelong). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St Paul's Cathedral, savor the flavors at Wine Compass, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Trinity Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Mareeba (Mareeba Golf Club, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, &more) and Golden Drop Mango Winery (in Biboohra). On the 21st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips