8 days in Perth & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Perth & Cairns Itinerary

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Perth
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
When in Perth, make a side trip to see Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, hike along Jacob's Ladder, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and don't miss a visit to Winthrop Hall.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. In June, daytime highs in Perth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Cairns

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Biked - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Perth to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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