18 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​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.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Myall Beach and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online route planner .

Baghdad, Iraq to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Baghdad to Cape Tribulation, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Baghdad in February; daily highs in Cape Tribulation reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, and stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

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
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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
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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.
On the 11th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visit Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Clovelly. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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Getting from Airlie Beach to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Airlie Beach in February, with highs in Sydney at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Escape the urban bustle at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, car, and ferry from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in Fraser Island are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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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