10 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney

6
days
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more). Spend the 30th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
days
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Brisbane at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

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Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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