11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  24​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Brussels

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online sightseeing planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, cruise along Captain Cook Highway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane vacation planning website .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Mooloolaba Beach, Kirra Beach, Pelican Feeding
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
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Kings Beach

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