53 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

53 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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53 days in Perth, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 15 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 18 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 16 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

15
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Perth Mint and Fig Tree Estate. Get some historical perspective at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine and The Bell Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Lancelin (Lancelin Island & Back Beach), Binningup Beach (in Binningup) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Norm wrightson hairway, & more). Make the 12th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Lane Pool Reserve. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, kick back and relax at Silver Sands Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and explore the activities along Swan River.

Make your Perth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Berlin, Germany to Perth is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. December in Perth sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Mandurah, Millendon, Lancelin
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 22:
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

18
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Jenolan Caves. Step off the beaten path and head to Redhead Beach and Kiama Blowhole. Venture out of the city with trips to Shelly Beach RockPool (in Cronulla), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Palm Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mosman, Manly, Wollongong, Palm Beach, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — Jan 10:
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

16
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Emu Ridge Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls), Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Cow Bay, Cape Tribulation, Port Douglas, Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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