5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

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5 days in Great Barrier Reef & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
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Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
On the 24th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip planning tool .

Fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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