5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in March, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

1
night
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 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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