11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Eumundi
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  9​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Brisbane, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in March; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eumundi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, browse the exhibits of Artisans Gallery, then examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Real McCaul, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and finally view the masterpieces at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Eumundi vacation planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Eumundi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mapleton Observatory, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Mount Ninderry, Art on Cairncross, Chenrezig Institute
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Head to Des Spencer Galleries and Whileawayfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Daintree Discovery Centre and Ngarru Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Entomological museum (in Cape Tribulation), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach and take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Eumundi to Port Douglas by combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Appreciate the collections at Village Gallery and Underart Gallery. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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