24 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

24 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

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24 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Drive:  21​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Safaris, & more) and Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 15th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary app .

Ubud, Indonesia to Cairns is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cairns when traveling from Ubud in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World
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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.
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online day trip planner .

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. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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