9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Frankfurt

4
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane driving holiday planner.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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