14 days in Darwin, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Darwin, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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 some historical perspective at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral Darwin. Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Offshore Boats - Darwin Reef & Sport Fishing Charters, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

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London, UK to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Darwin due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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 Justice & Police Museum. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Darwin to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Darwin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Darwin in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 19th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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