9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online journey planner .

Manila, Philippines to Brisbane is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Brisbane is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in March: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 16th (Sat), explore the galleries of Outback Pics, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach online holiday planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Longreach by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
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Outback Pics

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at With Sugar, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Longreach in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Ngarru Gallery ©
Ngarru Gallery

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Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cow Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cow Bay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Village Gallery and Bones and Jones. Appreciate the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cow Bay to Cairns by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or take a bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Samurai Gallery Australia ©
Samurai Gallery Australia

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