11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Dublin

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Brisbane is 10 hours. When traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris), Rex Lookout (in Wangetti) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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