9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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9 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Frankfurt

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Laserfun, and take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 17th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the next day, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker site .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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
Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer ©
Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer

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