9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns day trip site .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Four Mile Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 25th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online road trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Thornton Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

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