10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Plattsburgh
Fly:  31​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Fly:  39​h
Plattsburgh

2
days
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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Plattsburgh, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Plattsburgh to Brisbane. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Plattsburgh in May; daily highs in Brisbane reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
days
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: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns travel site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

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Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
days
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 12th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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