43 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

43 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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43 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 19 nights
2
Cairns
— 20 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Berlin

19
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction, SkyPoint Observation Deck, & more), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Sea Life Sunshine Coast, & more). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to Brisbane, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Buderim
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

20
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Kayaking & Canoeing, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, & more), Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness & Daintree National Park) and Port Douglas (Port Douglas Tennis Club, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Edge Hill, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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