15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Caravonica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and meet the residents at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in July, with highs in Brisbane at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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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
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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 27th (Thu), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach itinerary builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caravonica.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Caravonica

On the 29th (Sat), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Caravonica travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Airlie Beach to Caravonica. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in July: highs in Caravonica hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Caravonica

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cairns
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Daintree (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Caravonica to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

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.
Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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