12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h
1
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Daintree
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Bowling Alley. Visiting Hamilton Island Golf Club and Jetryder will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, and get your game on at Sports Club.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Hamilton Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
nights
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cow Bay Beach and Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll get in some beach time at Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore Daintree's surroundings by going to Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail, stop by Daintree Naturals Artist Market, admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls, and make a trip to Elizas Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Daintree online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Daintree in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. November in Daintree sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Daintree

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, thenhead outdoors with Horses in Port, thendon't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and then kick back and relax at Ellis Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Drive from Daintree to Port Douglas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Ellis Beach
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Ellis Beach ©
Ellis Beach

2
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Greenmount Beach and Pat Morton Lookout. You'll discover tucked-away gems like David Fleay Wildlife Park and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Broken Head Nature Reserve in Broken Head--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and admire the natural beauty at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in November, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Pat Morton Lookout
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse

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