10 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre in Biggera Waters (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway, snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment, and stroll through Moffat Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway, Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip builder .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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