13 days in Byron Bay & Cairns Itinerary

13 days in Byron Bay & Cairns Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly:  34 h
1
Byron Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Munich

5
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (in Currumbin), Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, stop by Truly Tea, make a trip to The Grainery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Byron Bay is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Munich to Byron Bay, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Byron Bay is warmer than Munich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Raggedy Anne Boutique, The Grainery, Broken Head Beach
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 24th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder app.

Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cairns, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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