7 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

7 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

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7 days in Port Douglas & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Port Douglas
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
End: Port Douglas

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Entomological museum and Village Gallery. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree Entomological museum, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
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Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Opal Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in April; daily highs in Brisbane reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
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Queensland Art Gallery
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Opal Museum

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