12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 4th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, then explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brisbane, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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 7th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then browse the different shops at Marina Mirage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and finally take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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