10 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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10 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 29th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Bones and Jones, then experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

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 April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Gallo DairyLand ©
Gallo DairyLand

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge and Burleigh Head National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and West End. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Maleny (Maleny Dairies & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Kurrawa Beach, Natural Bridge, Burleigh Head National Park
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

4
nights
Sydney

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Terrigal Beach and The Giant Stairway. Visiting Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney route builder website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Terrigal Beach, Bouddi National Park, Nan Tien Temple, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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