8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Spend the 17th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

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 November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 20th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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