60 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne & Cairns Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 30 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
2
Cairns
— 29 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

30
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Cheviot Tunnel (in Yea) and Gallipoli Park (in Marysville). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. June in Melbourne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

St Kilda, Cowes, Schwerkolt Cottage Museum Complex, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Scienceworks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

29
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary), Port Douglas (Sunday Market Port Douglas, St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, &more) and Wangetti (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Rex Lookout). There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Daintree
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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