59 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

59 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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59 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 30 nights
2
Brisbane
— 25 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

30
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, Daintree National Park, & more), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, & more) and Mossman (Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery & Mossman Golf Club). Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Barron Gorge National Park. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, don't miss a visit to Green Island, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Mossman, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

25
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra (Bulcock Beach, Kings Beach, & more), Surfers Paradise (SkyPoint Climb, Infinity Attraction, & more) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in February, with highs in Brisbane at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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