15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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15 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Edinburgh

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.
Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

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Edinburgh, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Sydney is 10 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online travel planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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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
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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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