5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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day
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 28th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, expect Gold Coast to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
day
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.
On the 29th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in July, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 30th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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