10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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

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.
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder .

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
SkyPoint Climb ©
SkyPoint Climb

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): 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.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach tour builder site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Longreach by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect nights in Longreach to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Getting from Longreach to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: 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 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then stop by Australian Leather Company. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Balloon Rides
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 6th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and finally look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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