9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to Gold Coast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra 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 31st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 1st (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Spas & Wellness

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

2
nights
Cairns

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 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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