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: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thornton Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Port Douglas (Safaris & Opal Reef) and Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, explore and take pictures at Earl Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planning app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 13 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Thornton Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Moffat Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Glass House Mountains National Park. Step out of Brisbane to go to Nerang and see Circus Arts Gold Coast, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Dicky Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

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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 April, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 27:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sydney Harbour National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 5:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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