17 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

17 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

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17 days in Queensland & New South Wales Itinerary

Bangkok
train + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Faulconbridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  12​h 15​min
Bangkok

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planning site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Cairns. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

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

3
days
Port Douglas

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 28th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas itinerary planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
days
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 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online trip builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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

1
day
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Faulconbridge trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Tribulation to Faulconbridge. In April, Faulconbridge is little chillier than Cape Tribulation - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

#Parks, #Trails, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

5
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get a sense of the local culture at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House. Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planning website .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Sydney in 1.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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