24 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

24 days in Brisbane & Cairns Itinerary

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Brisbane

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Australia's New World City

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 Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get your game on at SunJet Simulations, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Court House Museum, &more), Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Wangetti (Rex Lookout & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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