8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip tool .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Balloon Rides

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

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1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Longreach day trip planning tool .

Getting from Magnetic Island to Longreach by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Magnetic Island in September, plan for little chillier nights in Longreach, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums
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day
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 8th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in September since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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