15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Adelaide

2
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, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Adelaide to Brisbane is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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
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 21st (Sun), race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online travel planner .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip app .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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