29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Mossman
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Manchester

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.
Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

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Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in October, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Sat), race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Heart Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree National Park and Myall Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cape Tribulation Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip maker tool .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Cape Tribulation in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Cape Tribulation are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Central Station Rainforest.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect Fraser Island to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Kings Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Real McCaul, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Noosa online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kondalilla National Park, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
nights
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Janbal Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, and then meet the residents at Daintree Wild Zoo. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then pick up some local products at Mossman Saturday Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Australian Muster Experience.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mossman trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Mossman. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, things will get a bit warmer in Mossman: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Jindalba Boardwalk, Daintree Wild Zoo, Wonga Beach
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Jindalba Boardwalk ©
Jindalba Boardwalk
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Janbal Gallery ©
Janbal Gallery

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