6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then walk around South Bank Parklands, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in September since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Townsville day trip app .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Townsville by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Townsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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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.
On the 3rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns route builder site .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree Entomological museum, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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