13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Brisbane

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Air Museum. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Artisans Gallery (in Eumundi), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take in the exciting artwork at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip planning website.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Mapleton Observatory ©
Specialty Museum
Mapleton Observatory
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4
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Cairns

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 outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale) and Village Gallery (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

2
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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
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Myall Beach ©
Beach
Myall Beach
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Safari
Safaris
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