16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
1
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  7​h
3
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and then shop like a local with Hastings Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Noosa is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Noosa is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
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 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Head National Park. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Markets, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 22nd (Mon), choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing, then choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, and then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Magnetic Island by combination of train, flight, and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Magnetic Island: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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 24th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip builder .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Port Douglas Boat Hire ©
Port Douglas Boat Hire
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel route planning site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Balloon Rides. Spend the 28th (Sun) 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, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online route planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

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