16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  3​h
2
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Cooktown
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Brussels

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.
Visit Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Cairns. Traveling from Brussels in October, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 21st (Sun), tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, then stroll through Geoffrey Bay, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Magnetic Island Forts Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Magnetic Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Transportation Wildlife
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): 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 see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Longreach trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Magnetic Island to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Magnetic Island in October, you will find days in Longreach are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

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 23rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Glow Worm Caves, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Longreach to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Longreach in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 25th (Thu), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Wabby and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

Plan trip to Fraser Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In October in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
day
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get great views at Grassy Hill, take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, then kick back and relax at Finch Bay, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Great Northern Tours.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cooktown trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Cooktown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Daintree Discovery Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cow Bay Beach and Port Douglas Boat Hire. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cooktown to Port Douglas by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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