5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 4th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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