14 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

14 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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14 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. You will leave for Cairns on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, contemplate the long history of Victoria Bridge Abutment, and wander the streets of West End.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane travel website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Get some historical perspective at The National Pass and Olympia Milk Bar. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). See even more of Sydney: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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