10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane, Sydney & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane is 18 hours. In June, Brisbane is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: highs in Sydney hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
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 26th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Cairns at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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