57 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

57 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

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57 days in Sydney, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 18 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 19 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: Ubud, Bali

18
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Lennox Bridge (in Blaxland) and Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock, The National Pass, & more). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. On the 4th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

Ubud, Indonesia to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 2 hours. Traveling from Ubud in September, expect nights in Sydney to be colder, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Perry's Lookdown, Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook, Bronte Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — Oct 12:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

18
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Wolston Farmhouse (in Wacol), Scarborough Beach Park (in Scarborough) and A2submarine Replica (in Kallangur). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and cruise along Captain Cook Highway.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane visit app .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kingston, Ipswich, Wolston Farmhouse, King Island, Iga Meadowbrook
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 30:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

19
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Bones and Jones. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Mowbray National Park, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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