24 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

24 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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24 days in Sydney, Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Munich

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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip app .

Munich, Germany to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Munich in November, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caloundra, 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
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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