17 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

17 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

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17 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Myall Beach, Cape Tribulation Beach, & more), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Palm Cove). Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Marina Mirage (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse, stroll through Dicky Beach, and steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Chenrezig Institute, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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