10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 21st (Fri), stop by Spinifex Collections and then explore the galleries of Outback Pics.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach road trip planning app .

Sydney to Longreach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Langenbaker House ©
Langenbaker House

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, then explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Longreach in June since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Spas

2
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.
On the 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then stroll through Kings Beach, and finally take a peaceful walk through Buderim Forest Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in June since evenings lows in Mooloolaba dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip site .

Drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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