8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly + shuttle:  30​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Memphis

1
day
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 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at With Sugar, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday maker .

Memphis, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Memphis to Port Douglas, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 4th (Fri), stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Airlie Beach

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 5th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in September, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in September, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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