6 days in Tropical North Queensland & Brisbane Region Itinerary

6 days in Tropical North Queensland & Brisbane Region Itinerary

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Port Douglas
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then kick your exploration up a notch at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then take a tour by water with Ocean Safari.

Plan my day in Cape Tribulation using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane vacation planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland