8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns online 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 September, daytime highs in Cairns are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

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 24th (Sat), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane vacation planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.
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