13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

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13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Yeppoon
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and have some family-friendly fun at Xscape Reality.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip site .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

1
day
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Koorana Crocodile Farm, get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Farnborough Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Yeppoon with the Route module. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, expect nights in Yeppoon to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Koorana Crocodile Farm
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Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Yeppoon Lagoon ©
Yeppoon Lagoon

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeppoon to Cape Tribulation. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 10th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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