14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Cebu City, Philippines to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Cebu City in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

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
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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
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 28th (Wed): 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 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Brisbane. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks 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

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