34 days in Queensland Itinerary

34 days in Queensland Itinerary

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34 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  28​h
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Visit Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online attractions planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 14th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mowbray National Park, get outside with The Bump Track, and identify plant and animal life 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. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & South Bank Parklands). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Take a break from Mooloolaba with a short trip to Noosa National Park in Noosa, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park, enjoy some diversion at Buderim Lions Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Rockit Climbing Gym.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mooloolaba road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Noosa, Buderim, Rockit Climbing Gym, Maroochydore Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island online route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba 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 July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 1st (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands, then learn about winemaking at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 4.5 hours. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, stroll through The Strand, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then step off the mainland to explore Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville journey planner .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Townsville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Townsville when traveling from Hervey Bay in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning app .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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