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: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shelly Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Sydney. In December, Sydney is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
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.
Get outdoors at Mooloolaba Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Burleigh Head National Park, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Caloundra, Infinity Attraction, Mooloolaba Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & With Sugar). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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