60 days in Mildura, Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

60 days in Mildura, Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

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60 days in Mildura, Cairns & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mildura
— 22 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 17 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 19 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

22
nights
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Get out of town with these interesting Mildura side-trips: Mungo National Park (in Balranald), Mungo National Park (Walls of China & Mungo Loop Track) and Lake Mungo (in Pooncarie). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Mildura Arts Centre & Rio Vista Homestead, learn about winemaking at Cappa Stone Wines, and brush up on your military savvy at RAAF Memorial & Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mildura sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Mildura is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Mildura to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mildura

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wentworth, Red Cliffs, New South Wales, Buronga, Mungo National Park
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Lake Mungo ©
Lake Mungo
Inflatable World ©
Inflatable World
Orange World ©
Orange World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wooroonooran National Park (in Topaz), Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk (in Cooya Beach). Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) on the rails with a train tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, don't miss a visit to Green Island, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Mildura to Cairns takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mildura in August, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Wooroonooran National Park, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

19
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.
Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Batchelor (Litchfield National Park, Coomalie Cultural Centre, & more), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole, Magnetic Termite Mounds, & more). Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Mon) at Darwin Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Territory Wildlife Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Find places to stay Aug 24 — Sep 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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