11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and finally view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, then browse the exhibits of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cow Bay planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cairns to Cow Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cow Bay to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
day
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 11th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach visit site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In November in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

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Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, Brisbane is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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