8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout. On the next day, look for gifts at With Sugar, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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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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