7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Village Gallery ©
Village Gallery

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 23rd (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online journey planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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