10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Forster
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
End: Forster

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 3rd (Sat): stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder app .

Forster to Gold Coast is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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

3
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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