18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures), Wonga Beach (in Wonga Beach) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Coffee Works, & more). Spend the 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online sightseeing planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

7
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.
Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Chenrezig Institute and Victoria Bridge Abutment are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Marina Mirage, Caloundra Lighthouses
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

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