7 days in Brisbane & Daintree Itinerary

7 days in Brisbane & Daintree Itinerary

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7 days in Brisbane & Daintree Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  7​h
2
Daintree
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and Maleny Dairies make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online sightseeing planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maleny, Scuba & Snorkeling, Burleigh Head National Park
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Dubuji Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree National Park and Myall Beach. There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall and relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Daintree trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Brisbane to Daintree takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in July; daily highs in Daintree reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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