10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Sydney, Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Alexandria

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stroll around Green Point Reserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hawker to Sydney. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Green Point Reserve ©
Green Point Reserve

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 22nd (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Richmond, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 15 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Adventure Moreton Island as well as Australia Zoo. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Brisbane and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Pelican Feeding. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Brisbane

Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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