13 days in Byron Bay & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Byron Bay & Cairns Itinerary

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13 days in Byron Bay & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly + bus:  34​h
1
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Tweed Heads), Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet 'n' Wild Water World). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary site .

Munich, Germany to Byron Bay is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Munich to Byron Bay. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in December, with highs in Byron Bay at 34°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Raggedy Anne Boutique, Broken Head Beach, The Grainery
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Byron Bay in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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