6 days in Queensland Itinerary

6 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland planner

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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation maker.

Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Tamborine Mountain

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Cork 'n Fork Tours, then stop by Chocolates on Gallery Walk, then learn about winemaking at Castle Glen Cellars, and finally trek along Witches Falls Walking Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tamborine Mountain itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Tamborine Mountain takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, things will get slightly colder in Tamborine Mountain: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Brisbane

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane route maker app.

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

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.