11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary app .

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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In June, Brisbane is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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