12 days in Perth & Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Perth & Cairns Itinerary

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12 days in Perth & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
train + Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bournemouth

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and get engrossed in the history at Revolutions Transport Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip itinerary planning site .

Bournemouth, UK to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bournemouth to Perth is 8 hours. In February, Perth is warmer than Bournemouth - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Mullaloo Beach
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Thornton Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Village Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 28th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Perth in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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