13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

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13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  8​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Tanks Arts Centre. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Humpy Nut World (in Atherton) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns holiday builder .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Humpy Nut World, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Original Eumundi Markets and Kawana Shoppingworld. Visit Caloundra Lighthouses and Sunshine Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Berkelouw Book Barn, take a stroll through Hastings Street, browse the fresh offerings at Peregian Beach Markets, and view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Noosa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Eumundi, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Caloundra Lighthouses, Kawana Shoppingworld, Sunshine Castle
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kawana Shoppingworld ©
Kawana Shoppingworld

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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, and look for gifts at Miami Marketta.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Noosa to Gold Coast by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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