21 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Cairns Itinerary

21 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Cairns Itinerary

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21 days in Brisbane, Townsville & Cairns Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  25​h
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Cairns
— 10 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Zurich

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Brisbane is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Brisbane at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Caloundra Lighthouses, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Burleigh Heads Beach, Art on Cairncross
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
days
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): meet the residents at Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then kick back and relax at The Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Townsville at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

10
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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Historic Village Herberton and Daintree Discovery Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Port Douglas (Safaris, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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