9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  22​h
1
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Eumundi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Durban

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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.
For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane day trip planning app .

Durban, South Africa to Brisbane is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Durban to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durban, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eumundi.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eumundi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Eumundi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Noosa Main Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Eumundi to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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 Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Do your shopping at Coffee Works and With Sugar. Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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