11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Manchester

1
night
Cairns

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.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Balloon Rides

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at With Sugar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally stop by Coffee Works.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in January: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 13th (Sun), kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marcoola Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
HMAS Brisbane ©
HMAS Brisbane

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 14th (Mon), have fun and explore at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island tour planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads Beach
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Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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