5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 1 night
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online journey maker.

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 1st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.