8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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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

3
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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Village Gallery in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a memorable tour with Tours, and walk around Munro Martin Parklands.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for gifts at With Sugar, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get outside with Horses in Port, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas tour itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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