16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 27th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Shaolin Junk Cruises, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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 2nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
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 5th (Wed), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach online trip maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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