14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: London
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
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gallery of Modern Art and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Brisbane and Cathedral Square. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Helicopter Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Spas & Wellness (in Palm Cove). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Palm Cove Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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