8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Posadas
Fly:  33​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Fly:  36​h
End: Posadas


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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 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and finally steep yourself in history at Customs House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane vacation maker tool .

Posadas, Argentina to Brisbane is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Posadas to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Posadas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Beaches Outdoors

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Moffat Beach
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Customs House ©
Customs House

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

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Getting from Brisbane to Longreach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Longreach, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then look for gifts at Coffee Works.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Longreach in October: highs in Port Douglas hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 20th (Sat), engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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