15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In January, Cairns is warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 22nd (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach route builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in January since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games 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

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, make a splash at Dreamworld, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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