15 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
Sydney

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning tool .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Captain Cook Highway will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

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Captain Cook Highway
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Safaris
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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