11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
Hamburg

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, get outside with Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online journey planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Cairns. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in April: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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