15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Hamburg

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 21st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Hamburg, Germany to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Hamburg to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in January, expect Brisbane to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach sightseeing website .

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Spend the 25th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation maker .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Cape Trib Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation tour planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour planner .

Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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