8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 11th (Sun): walk around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel route builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for slightly colder days in Brisbane, with highs around 25°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online travel route planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then get outside with Horses in Port, and finally stop by Moonglow Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns route planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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