22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Stockholm

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get lost in a book at Cairns Library.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in February, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

8
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary app .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 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 on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, The National Pass
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Visiting Swan River and Mullaloo Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Perth with an excursion to Quinns Rocks Beach in Quinns Rocks--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Lake Claremont, see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Church Fremantle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Perth to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Lake Claremont, Cottesloe Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach, Mullaloo Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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