8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Nottingham
Fly:  34​h
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
Nottingham

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip website .

Nottingham, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Nottingham to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Nottingham - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planning site .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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