6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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6 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Mumbai


2
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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Newstead House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Sat), take a memorable tour with Shaolin Junk Cruises, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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