5 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

5 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anzac Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 17 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
River Rafting & Tubing
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 71°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

Similar Plans

7 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Sydney & Cairns BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Great Barrier Reef BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM NORFOLK ISLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM TAIWAN February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT