29 days in Cairns, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

29 days in Cairns, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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29 days in Cairns, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 10 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

8
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paronella Park and Botanical Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & With Sugar) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and get interesting insight from Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Mossman Gorge
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Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

9
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama) and Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong). Dedicate the 19th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Watson's Bay, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blue Mountains National Park, Kiama Blowhole, Gordon Falls Lookout, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

10
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Dreamworld. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & Sea Life Sunshine Coast), Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim) and Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & SkyPoint Climb). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Surfers Paradise, Mooloolaba, Buderim Lions Park, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Dreamworld
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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