8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Perth

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane attractions planner .

Perth to Brisbane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Brisbane is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in May, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then stop by Coffee Works.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Coffee Works ©
Coffee Works

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
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Esplanade Boardwalk

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