25 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Cairns Itinerary

25 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Cairns Itinerary

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25 days in Western Australia, Northern Territory & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  46​h
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turquoise Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip builder .

Sydney to Exmouth is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In April, Exmouth is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Fishing Charters & Tours
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Broome online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Broome takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, and then stroll through Twilight Bay.

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Getting from Broome to Esperance by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broome in April, you will find days in Esperance are much colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patrick's Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip planning tool .

Getting from Esperance to Perth by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Esperance in April: highs in Perth hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can drive from Perth to Darwin in 46 hours. Another option is to take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in April, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

6
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Yellow Water and Ubirr. Visiting Cahills Crossing and Motor Car Falls will get you outdoors. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Bones and Jones. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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