18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

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18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly:  27​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Baghdad

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.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium and then get your game on at South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane day trip app .

Baghdad, Iraq to Brisbane is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Baghdad to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Baghdad in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, explore the world behind art at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

3
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Caloundra Lighthouses. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Kondalilla Falls (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba tour app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Peregian Beach, Kondalilla Falls
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agincourt Reef and Daintree National Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Mooloolaba to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Balloon Rides. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Barron Falls, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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