8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

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8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online vacation maker .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island attractions planner .

Getting from Cairns to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in October: highs in Hamilton Island hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
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 11th (Thu): tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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