9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Brisbane. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Brisbane at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife
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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
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 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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 look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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