14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Drive:  6​h
1
Lucinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cooktown
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Cardwell
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Mackay

2
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Lucinda

Lucinda ©
Lucinda is a coastal town in the state of Queensland, Australia, located at the southern entrance to Hinchinbrook Channel near the town of Ingham. To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lucinda trip itinerary planning site .

Mackay to Lucinda is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Lucinda can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lucinda

Outdoors
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Absolute North Charters ©
Absolute North Charters

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 7th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally stop by With Sugar.

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You can drive from Lucinda to Port Douglas in 4 hours. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Cooktown.

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

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cooktown: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (in Laura) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). There's lots more to do: get great views at Grassy Hill, kick back and relax at Finch Bay, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Cook National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cooktown itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cooktown in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cardwell.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Queensland, Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

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Cardwell

Cardwell ©
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wallaman Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Hinchinbrook Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cardwell trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Cardwell takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cardwell

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tully River, Wallaman Falls
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Hinchinbrook Island ©
Hinchinbrook Island
Wallaman Falls ©
Wallaman Falls
Tully River ©
Tully River

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