16 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

16 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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16 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Leipzig
foot + Fly:  31​h
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + foot:  27​h
End: Leipzig

6
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.
Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kings Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Wolston Farmhouse (in Wacol), Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

Leipzig, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Wolston Farmhouse, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Caloundra Lighthouses
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

6
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Janbal Gallery (in Mossman), Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman, Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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