14 days in Queensland & Fitzroy Itinerary

14 days in Queensland & Fitzroy Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Fitzroy
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Fitzroy
— 2 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 (Spas, Annie's at the Beach, &more). Spend the 17th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder tool.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. In December, Cairns is warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fitzroy.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Fitzroy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks, then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Gem Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): explore the galleries of Australian Print Workshop, then stroll around Bellbird Picnic Area, then deepen your understanding at Preston Library, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Newells Paddock Wetlands.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fitzroy trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Fitzroy. When traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for little chillier days in Fitzroy, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fitzroy

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, take in the views from Goodwill Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fitzroy to Brisbane. Traveling from Fitzroy in December, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.