8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights

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Port Douglas

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Daintree Tea). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder site.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Port Douglas at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton), Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre (in Mareeba) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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