18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

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18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Buderim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Nanango
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Vienna

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip tool .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vienna to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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 27th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online day trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then stroll through Thornton Beach.

Make your Cow Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay takes 1.5 hours. December in Cow Bay sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

2
nights
Buderim

Buderim ©
Buderim is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kondalilla Falls as well as Buderim Forest Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, and finally hike along Buderim Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Buderim, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cow Bay to Buderim. Traveling from Cow Bay in December, things will get little chillier in Buderim: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buderim

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla Falls, Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle, Caloundra Lighthouses
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Nanango

Nanango ©
Nanango is a town and locality in the South Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Fox Pittaya's Dragon Fruit Farm. On the 6th (Thu), experience rural life at Red Fox Pittaya's Dragon Fruit Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nanango day trip site .

Drive from Buderim to Nanango in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buderim in December since evenings lows in Nanango dip to 19°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Nanango

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Kingaroy
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kingaroy Heritage Museum ©
Kingaroy Heritage Museum
Crane Wines ©
Crane Wines
Pottique Lavender Farm ©
Pottique Lavender Farm

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