7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get much colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

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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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast road trip website .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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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 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planning app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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 6th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Adventure Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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