8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have fun at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Bengaluru, India to Brisbane is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Brisbane. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) 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.
On the 9th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Before you visit Port Douglas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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 11th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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