10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland holiday planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  30​h
End: Edinburgh

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 22nd (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Jaques Coffee Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and then learn more about the world around you at The Crystal Caves.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mareeba, The Crystal Caves
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Granite Gorge Nature Park ©
Granite Gorge Nature Park
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Cairns to Cooktown in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Port Douglas takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Photography Tours

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Longreach vacation website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, Longreach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gold Coast, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Longreach to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Longreach in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

Similar Plans

11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UKRAINE July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans