11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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 28th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Brisbane is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours
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Speed Boats Tours

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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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