14 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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14 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's much more to do: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane tour planning app .

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. In December, Brisbane is warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more). Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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