15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  25​h
Caloundra
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
Chicago

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kings Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then play a few rounds at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Caloundra online attractions planner .

Chicago, USA to Caloundra is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Caloundra is 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Caloundra reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis ©
Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Caloundra to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast travel route site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 85°F and lows about 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

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

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Visiting Daintree National Park and Alexandra Bay Waterfall will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation route site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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