15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  30​h
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Daintree National Park and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation day trip tool .

Detroit, USA to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. June in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 14th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks

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Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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