31 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

31 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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31 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 27 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

27
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 Daintree Discovery Centre and Safaris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Kuranda (Doongul Aboriginal Art Gallery, Peter Jarver Gallery, & more), Artistree Gallery (in Yungaburra) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, Des Spencer Galleries, & more). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda, Palm Cove, Cow Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cathedral Square, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

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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 March, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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