17 days in Queensland Itinerary

17 days in Queensland Itinerary

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17 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Baghdad

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, then explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Baghdad, Iraq to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Cape Tribulation is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Baghdad in February, with highs in Cape Tribulation at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

4
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by With Sugar, and relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Annie's Ladies Boutique, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then make a trip to City Hall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in February, Brisbane is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
City Hall ©
City Hall

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and The Pinnacles. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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