8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  36​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Manchester

1
day
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Heart Reef and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online trip itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Airlie Beach is an approximately 36-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Airlie Beach, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Airlie Beach hover around 30°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Golf
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online road trip planner .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in October: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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