11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 45​min
5
Eumundi
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery. Do your shopping at With Sugar and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, view the masterpieces at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cow Bay.

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

1
night
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cow Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cow Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cow Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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 14th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and finally stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Cow Bay to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre

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 16th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Outback Pics, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Longreach itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Longreach by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Longreach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, stop by The Real McCaul, then take an in-depth tour of Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, then explore the galleries of Artisans Gallery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, then explore the galleries of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, then take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eumundi trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Longreach to Eumundi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Montville, Mapleton Observatory, Art on Cairncross, Mount Ninderry
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

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