24 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

24 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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24 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Batchelor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

1
night
Batchelor

Batchelor ©
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Batchelor online tour builder .

Berlin, Germany to Batchelor is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. August in Batchelor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Batchelor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

5
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.
Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and get your game on at Darwin Kart Hire.

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You can drive from Batchelor to Darwin in 1.5 hours. In August in Darwin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

6
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.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and hike along Ku-Ring-Gai Chase.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Earl Hill, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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