6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

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6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Cairns online itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cow Bay holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cairns to Cow Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry. In December in Cow Bay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cow Bay to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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