14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights

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 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, walk around Anzac Park, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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.
On the 20th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Fraser Island takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fraser Island, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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 26th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planning site.

Getting from Fraser Island to Brisbane by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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