8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Opal Museum and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Brisbane, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

1
night
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 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Longreach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Spend the 25th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Longreach in June, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Photography Tours

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