10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
On the 14th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Trinity Bay Lookout. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally stop by With Sugar.

Discover how to plan a Port Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online road trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach attractions planner .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip tool .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in November, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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