15 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bristol

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art on Cairncross and Queensland Art Gallery. Shop till you drop at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina) and Marina Mirage (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Caloundra Street Fair, look for gifts at MaisyMoo, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Brisbane. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Montville, Robina Town Shopping Centre, Kawana Shoppingworld
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Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza ©
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

7
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 Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Daintree Discovery Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Port Douglas (Coffee Works, Whileaway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Cairns holiday tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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