7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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.
On the 21st (Sun), view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

1
night
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cow Bay driving holiday planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, stroll through Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns tour site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cow Bay to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Longreach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums
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