15 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Charlotte, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Safaris, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Cairns is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Explore Brisbane further: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, walk around Roma Street Parkland, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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