14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Pelican Feeding, then revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker site .

Dallas, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Gold Coast is 16 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Kings Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the activities along Heart Reef, and then stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and With Sugar. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Barron Falls. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Balloon Rides
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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