15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Winton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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 23rd (Sun): stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Grotty Yachty Clothing ©
Grotty Yachty Clothing

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 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary website .

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 June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then examine the collection at Qantilda Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Winton trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Winton with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Longreach trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Winton to Longreach by car takes about 2 hours. July in Longreach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane driving holiday app .

Getting from Longreach to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Longreach in July: highs in Brisbane hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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