11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Appreciate the collections at Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, play a few rounds at Port Douglas Golf Tours, stop by With Sugar, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder app .

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 27th (Tue), explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cow Bay driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cow Bay are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palm Cove Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Cairns Art Gallery. Spend the 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Nudey Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cow Bay to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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