10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. In October, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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 outdoors at Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get some cultural insight at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Janbal Gallery. Spend the 20th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: look for gifts at With Sugar.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in October; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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