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
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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 31st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Moffat Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Brisbane, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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