19 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

19 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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19 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Paderborn
Fly:  31​h
1
Brisbane
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Paderborn

8
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 out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

Paderborn, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paderborn to Brisbane is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Paderborn in July, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Kondalilla Falls, Wirreanda Park, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
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 out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, stop by Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and make a trip to Green Island.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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