11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Cairns & Brisbane Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Singapore

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Shaolin Port Douglas, &more), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

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