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:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
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 Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. It doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the 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 warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Kirra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Pelican Feeding (in Labrador), SkyPoint Climb (in Surfers Paradise) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Kirra Beach, Captain Cook Highway, Pelican Feeding
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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