22 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Kasane
Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kasane

2
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour builder site .

Kasane, Botswana to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central African Time (CAT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 8 hours. February in Brisbane sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns route website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Doongul Aboriginal Art Gallery, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Manly Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday website .

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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