8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + foot + train + tram:  28​h
1
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Surfers Paradise day trip tool .

Manchester, UK to Surfers Paradise is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Surfers Paradise is 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Surfers Paradise at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns vacation site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Surfers Paradise to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Surfers Paradise - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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