16 days in Sydney, Cairns Region & Brisbane Region Itinerary

16 days in Sydney, Cairns Region & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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16 days in Sydney, Cairns Region & Brisbane Region Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
Los Angeles

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Private Tour Guide, Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours and Bondi Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney journey app .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 62°F. You'll set off for Cairns on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Private Tour Guide ©
The Private Tour Guide

5
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
You've now added Mount Coot-tha Lookout to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Surfer's Paradise Beach in Surfers Paradise, about 1h 40 min away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, expect Brisbane to be slightly colder, temps between 82°F and 68°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Surfer's Paradise Beach, Moffat Beach, Burleigh Heads Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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