29 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

29 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

29 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  24​h
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Balloon Rides. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

To plan Cairns vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in February, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cairns.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mooloolaba Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Broadbeach (The Oasis Shopping Centre & Pacific Fair Shopping Centre), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Opals Down Under (in Glenview). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Kings Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning website .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, Pelican Feeding, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Brisbane.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Palm Beach (in Palm Beach), Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wanda Beach, Kiama Blowhole, The Nook, Shelly Beach
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Sydney.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

Similar Plans

31 days in Sydney SEE PLAN May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, kids, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Sydney, Queensland & Perth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Tasmania & Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Cairns & Sydney BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans