22 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

22 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

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22 days in Cairns, Brisbane & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  12​h
End: Ubud, Bali

7
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 (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more), Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning website .

Ubud, Indonesia to Cairns is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Traveling from Ubud in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Daintree National Park, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Movie World, Kondalilla National Park, Kings Beach, Sea World Theme Park
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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

7
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 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

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Getting from Brisbane to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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