9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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 24th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cairns. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday maker tool .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in March, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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