11 days in Perth, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Perth, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Perth, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Saint-Denis
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Saint-Denis

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 11th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Church Fremantle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then enjoy some diversion at The Nostalgia Box Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at The Railway Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip planning site .

Saint-Denis, Reunion Island to Perth is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint-Denis to Perth is 4 hours. Traveling from Saint-Denis in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Perth, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, The Railway Museum
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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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 explore and learn at Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Safaris in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker website .

Fly from Perth to Cairns in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Safaris, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. You'll explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and White Rabbit Gallery. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take an in-depth tour of The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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