9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h
4
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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 29th (Sun): stop by With Sugar, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour app .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ngarru Gallery ©
Ngarru Gallery
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

1
night
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 31st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and finally get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cow Bay trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Head to Village Gallery and Rusty's Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Cow Bay to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Berkelouw Book Barn, view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, view the masterpieces at Tina Cooper Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and finally hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, then take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, then browse the exhibits of Montville Art Gallery, and finally see the sky in a new way at Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Eumundi trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cairns to Eumundi in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montville, Mapleton Observatory, Wappa Falls Astronomical Observatory
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

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