12 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

12 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

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12 days in Sydney & Suburbs, Brisbane Region & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  29​h
End: Kiev

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Kiev, Ukraine to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kiev to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Museum of Brisbane are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, make a trip to Cathedral Square, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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