7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+4
bus + subway + bus + Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Johor Bahru

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip planning app .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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 26th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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