15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  28​h
End: Hamburg

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planning site .

Hamburg, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Hamburg to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Hamburg in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Myall Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online travel route planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, then stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa road trip tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Chenrezig Institute, Caloundra Lighthouses, Sunshine Castle, Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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