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
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 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.
On the 21st (Sat), get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Moffat Beach, stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planner.

Portland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Brisbane is 18 hours. Traveling from Portland in March, things will get much warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at With Sugar, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns journey builder site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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