5 days in Cairns Region & Brisbane Region Itinerary

5 days in Cairns Region & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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5 days in Cairns Region & Brisbane Region 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

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): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site .

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. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Cairns, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in August: highs in Cairns hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

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 August, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Historic Sites
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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