11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights

7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beer Tastings & Tours, Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), The Sunshine Coast Tour Company, and other attractions you added. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Australia Zoo (in Beerwah), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, SunJet Simulations, &more) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Kings Beach, Australia Zoo, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Port Douglas to see Safaris about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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