12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  9​h
3
Eumundi
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Trinity Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Visit Four Mile Beach and Myall Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugar. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 3rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ngarru Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Myall Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
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. Get outdoors at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eumundi: Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Caloundra (Kings Beach & MaisyMoo). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Real McCaul, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and hunt for treasures at Noosa Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eumundi vacation site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Port Douglas to Eumundi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Noosa, Caloundra, Art on Cairncross, Belmondos Organic Market, Mooloolaba Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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