10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  23​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Newark

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.
Relax by the water at Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Newark, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Brisbane reach 83°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Safaris
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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