7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
5
Darwin
— 1 night

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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lightning Ridge using our trip planner.

Sydney to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Parks Nature
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Artesian Baths ©
Artesian Baths

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lightning Ridge to Airlie Beach in 12.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Spas
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Spas

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Cairns

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.
On the 6th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, thenidentify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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Darwin

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Darwin road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Fishing Charters & Tours

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