8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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 15th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday planning website .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In September, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Atherton Tablelands and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

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