5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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hours
Cairns

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 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation planner.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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nights
Port Douglas

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.
Attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Four Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Safaris and Calypso Reef Cruises. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Calypso Reef Cruises ©
Calypso Reef Cruises
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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