14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Samurai Gallery Australia. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Cairns at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Get a sense of the local culture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Janbal Gallery. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Lake McKenzie will get you outdoors.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island holiday planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car from Port Douglas to Fraser Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Douglas in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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 (Sat): examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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