18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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18 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 13 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Stuttgart


13
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.
Get outdoors at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, & more), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park). Spend the 20th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Stuttgart to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stuttgart in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online tour planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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