15 days in Darwin & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Darwin & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Darwin & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  27​h
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River), Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Helicopter Tours & Magnetic Termite Mounds). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Darwin online visit planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Darwin is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in November, expect Darwin to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Discovery Centre and Four Mile Beach. Get some cultural insight at Historic Village Herberton and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, Coffee Works Port Douglas, & more), The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton) and Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton). Spend the 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in November, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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