5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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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 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Cairns is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

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Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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