8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  30​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Herberton
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
Manchester

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Herberton.

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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
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Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Herberton journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Herberton takes 2 hours. In October in Herberton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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Hamilton Island

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island travel route planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Herberton to Hamilton Island. While traveling from Herberton, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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Cairns

Cairns ©
The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Kuranda
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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