28 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

28 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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28 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Cairns
— 13 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 12 nights
Fly:  26​h
Zurich

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Microlights, & more) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 6th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Cairns is an approximately 23-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 Cairns is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Observation Deck & Surfer's Paradise Beach), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning app .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Surfers Paradise, Australia Zoo, Warner Bros. Movie World, Kondalilla National Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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