12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
London

2
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.
On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Botanical Gardens

2
days
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for gifts at With Sugar, and finally stop by Coffee Works. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Sea World Theme Park

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