10 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

10 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Surabaya

4
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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Spy & Camera Museum. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planning tool .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Surabaya in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Herberton, Palm Cove, Safaris, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Safaris

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and then look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds.

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Drive from Cairns to Darwin in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Territory Wildlife Park
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Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

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