9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder.

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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

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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by With Sugar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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