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
Drive:  2​h
2
Caloundra
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
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 2nd (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Black Hops Brewing, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Gold Coast is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Black Hops Brewery ©
Black Hops Brewery

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sunshine Coast Brewery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Caloundra Golf Club, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Caloundra journey builder tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Caloundra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses

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.
On the 5th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planning site .

Getting from Caloundra to Port Douglas by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Caloundra in May, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Spas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online road trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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