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: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Hamburg

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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns itinerary builder website .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Cairns is 9 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in March: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Marina Mirage (in Main Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland, stroll through Moffat Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder site .

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 April, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Buderim Forest Park, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Newport Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Freshwater Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach, Nielsen Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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