32 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

32 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

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32 days in Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 12 nights
2
Darwin
— 17 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Munich

12
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: Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve (in Mareeba), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 23rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Green Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Mossman Gorge, Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

17
nights
Darwin

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Florence Falls, & more). Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin day trip site .

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Litchfield National Park, Melville Island
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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