8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + subway + bus:  11​h 30​min
End: Johor Bahru

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thornton Beach, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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