14 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly + foot:  28​h
End: Birmingham

3
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 outdoors at Safaris and Palm Cove Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns holiday planning site .

Birmingham, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in November, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

7
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Moffat Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis (in Tanawha). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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