10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly:  28​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
2
Longreach
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 1 night
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Milwaukee

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Milwaukee, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Brisbane is 16 hours. In May, Brisbane is a bit warmer than Milwaukee - with highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Victoria Bridge Abutment ©
Victoria Bridge Abutment

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Longreach online tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Longreach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in May, you will find days in Longreach are a bit warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker site .

Getting from Longreach to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Samurai Gallery Australia ©
Samurai Gallery Australia

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cow Bay journey maker tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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