25 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

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25 days in Cairns Region, Brisbane Region & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Berlin

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 Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Monica's Cathedral and Samurai Gallery Australia. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Cattana Wetlands, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and Newstead House. There's much more to do: have fun at South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane vacation website .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

10
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.
Visit The Rocks and The National Pass for their historical value. Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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