15 days in Brisbane, Bundaberg & Cairns Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Bundaberg & Cairns Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Bundaberg
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Brisbane

— 5 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
You'll explore and learn at State Library Of Queensland and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Explore hidden gems such as Queensland Maritime Museum and Eagle Street Pier. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of West End, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, stroll around South Bank Parklands, and partake in some friendly competition at Breakout Brisbane.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder.

Alice Springs to Brisbane is an approximately 32-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Brisbane is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bundaberg

— 3 nights
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Basin, and then take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, then do a tasting at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, then explore the striking landscape at Barolin Rocks, and finally experience rural life at Tinaberries.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg day trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 explore and learn at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Attractions like Michaelmas Cay and Rusty's Market make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and enjoy some diversion at Figtree Playground.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns visit planner.

Drive from Bundaberg to Cairns in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bundaberg in October, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips