8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Eumundi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 20th (Thu): stop by With Sugar and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning site .

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then admire the masterpieces at GOMA.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour planning app .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Eumundi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then look for gifts at The Real McCaul, then look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn, and finally wander the streets of Hastings Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eumundi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Eumundi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Noosa
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

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