15 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Victoria & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
3
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Great Ocean Walk, then look for gifts at Karmic Goat Soapworks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mariners Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Lorne Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Apollo Bay is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Apollo Bay is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lorne Beach
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Childer's Cove, make a trip to The Grotto, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell tour planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Childer's Cove
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Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Gold Coast in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Podie Pie. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kings Beach, then stroll around Buderim Forest Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Podie Pie, Buderim Forest Park, The Original Eumundi Markets, Kings Beach
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Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by With Sugar, then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mooloolaba in May; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

4
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.
Visiting Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and River Rafting & Tubing. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Our Animals Our Earth, & more) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands and step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey builder tool .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

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