8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Leeds
Fly:  31​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— Few hours
Fly:  33​h
End: Leeds

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

Leeds, UK to Cairns is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Leeds to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Leeds in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

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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 22nd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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