5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Fri), choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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