11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
On the 9th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Airlie Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 11th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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 13th (Sat), stroll through Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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