9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Attractions like Coolangatta Beach and Burleigh Head National Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Trinity Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip builder site.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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