6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Oslo


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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Oslo, Norway to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Oslo to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Oslo in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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