8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: 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 explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip tool.

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Safari
Safaris
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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 7th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Hiking Trail
Esplanade Boardwalk
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Spas
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach visit planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online road trip planner.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in December since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
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