8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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8 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vienna

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

Vienna, Austria to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Brisbane. In August, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Vienna - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough 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
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Balloon Rides. Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in August; daily highs in Cairns reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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