14 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

14 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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14 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

5
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 (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 11th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip app .

Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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