22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Bristol
Fly:  30​h
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
Bristol

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Get in touch with nature at Myall Beach and Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cow Bay Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Bristol to Cape Tribulation, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Spend the 9th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at With Sugar, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
days
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 11th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
days
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Artisans Gallery, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Allom and then visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

4
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.
Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures, and take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fraser Island in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob 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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