55 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

55 days in Cairns & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

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— 27 nights
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Cairns

— 27 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Golf Tours, &more), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Daintree (Daintree Tea, Elizas Gallery, &more). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and make a trip to Green Island.

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Billund, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Billund to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Billund in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 25 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lara Heritage and Historical Museum (in Lara), Portarlington Mill (in Portarlington) and Geelong Gaol (in Geelong). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips