16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Caloundra
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Gold Coast. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caloundra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): meet the residents at Australia Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and then stop by MaisyMoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then play a few rounds at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Caloundra online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Caloundra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

2
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Four Mile Beach and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and shuttle from Caloundra to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Caloundra in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Daintree National Park and Cow Bay Beach. Step out of Cape Tribulation to go to Cow Bay and see Daintree Discovery Centre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, and stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

4
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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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