14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Manchester

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Opal Reef and Tranquility Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Port Douglas at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Mossman, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Safaris

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Crystal Caves and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atherton Tablelands and Michaelmas Cay. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

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You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, Trinity Beach, Spas, The Crystal Caves
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

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