11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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

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Brisbane

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

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Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online tour builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Spa
Spas
4.8

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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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip website.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Safari
Safaris
4.9

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