9 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Cape Tribulation Itinerary

9 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Cape Tribulation Itinerary

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9 days in Brisbane, Cairns & Cape Tribulation Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to State Library Of Queensland and West End. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to WhiteWater World in Coomera--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey planner.

In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

WhiteWater World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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.
On the 19th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Historic Village Herberton and then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Spas & Wellness, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You've now added Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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