17 days in Queensland Itinerary

17 days in Queensland Itinerary

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17 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Eumundi
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Artisans Gallery and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith will appeal to museum buffs. Head to The Original Eumundi Markets and The Real McCaulfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Art on Cairncross (in Maleny) and Montville Art Gallery (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum, get great views at Lows Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, and browse the exhibits of Tina Cooper Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Eumundi trip maker site .

New York City, USA to Eumundi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Eumundi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Eumundi

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Montville, Buderim Forest Park, Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ), Mapleton Observatory
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 9th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Outback Pics, see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then steep yourself in history at Camden Park Station, and then look for gifts at Spinifex Collections.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Longreach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Eumundi to Longreach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Let the collections at Des Spencer Galleries and Ngarru Gallery capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugar. Spend the 13th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 11th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Longreach in June, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
On the 15th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and finally get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cow Bay trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cow Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Esplanade Boardwalk and Palm Cove Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Smithfield Shopping Centre. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Michael Seebeck Gallery, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cow Bay to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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