29 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

29 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

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29 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Region Itinerary

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

8
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.
Head to Illusionary Art and Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Parkfor plenty of shopping. Visit Fremantle Prison and Old Court House Law Museum for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Emma Blyth Gallery (in Mandurah), Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre (in Armadale) and Fremantle (The Shipwreck Galleries, WA Shipwrecks Museum, & more). The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, stop by Jadran Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

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Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fremantle, Emma Blyth Gallery, Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, Motor Museum of Western Australia, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Bridal Veil Falls, Katoomba Antique Centre, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner .

You can fly from Perth to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Falls Gallery, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 23 — Oct 4:
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Australian National Maritime Museum ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Get some historical perspective at St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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