8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Noosa
— 1 night
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Sat), stroll through Noosa Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noosa vacation planning app.

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hervey Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elfotography Hervey Bay ©
Elfotography Hervey Bay
Le Petit Chocolatier ©
Le Petit Chocolatier

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, stop by Annie's at the Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns route maker.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in August, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Red Arrow Walk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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 (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker website.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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