14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Caloundra
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip tool.

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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Cape Tribulation

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Entomological museum, then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, then stroll through Thornton Beach, and finally stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, and finally kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Figtree Playground, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and make a splash at Sugarworld Waterpark.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then make a splash at Thrill Hill Waterslide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, then cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and then cool off at Aqua Fun Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Caloundra holiday maker app.

Drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online holiday planner.

Drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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