17 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

17 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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17 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

5
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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kings Beach. Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfer's Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Captain Cook Highway, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Kings Beach, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and The National Pass. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and steep yourself in history at Justice & Police Museum.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The National Pass
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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