12 days in Perth, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Perth, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Perth, Sydney & Queensland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth travel route planning website .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Perth. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Perth reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Clovelly, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at The Strand.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Townsville travel route website .

Fly from Sydney to Townsville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Townsville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
On the 6th (Thu), look for gifts at With Sugar, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Townsville to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muddy's Playground and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 10th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns online itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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