6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane journey maker tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns vacation planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Spas & Wellness
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Spas & Wellness

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