11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Medan
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Medan

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip maker .

Medan, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Medan to Brisbane, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medan in November, expect Brisbane to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

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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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

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 November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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