50 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

50 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

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50 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  30​h
Port Douglas
— 27 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 20 nights
Fly:  26​h
Manchester

26
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Daintree Discovery Centre and Bones and Jones. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Agincourt Reef. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Mount Lewis National Park (in Julatten), Cairns (Scuba & Snorkeling, Balloon Rides, & more) and Cape Tribulation (Daintree National Park, Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, & more). Spend the 4th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mowbray National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
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Daintree Discovery Centre

20
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Brisbane

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate New Govardhana Australia and Chenrezig Institute. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mooloolaba Beach and Fingal Head Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Caboolture Historical Village (in Caboolture). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, contemplate the long history of Wolston Farmhouse, stroll through Kings Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, things will get little chillier in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Murwillumbah, Burleigh Heads, Springbrook
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Mooloolaba Beach
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Burleigh Heads Beach
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Kings Beach

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