11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach sightseeing planning website.

Fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns travel route planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
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, stroll through Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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