49 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

49 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

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49 days in Cairns, Sydney & Perth Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 15 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 13 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Dusseldorf

17
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris, Coffee Works, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in November, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Mossman, Daintree
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

15
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Hillbilly Cider (in Bilpin) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Manly Beach.

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You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hillbilly Cider, Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

13
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Bather's Beach, Fremantle Markets, & more), Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento) and Rockingham (Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Palm Beach, & more). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands Beach, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth route builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Perth is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Perth dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, South Perth, Sorrento Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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