18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

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18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Frankfurt

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

Plan trip to Cape Tribulation with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Frankfurt, Germany to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 28th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trail Bike Adventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Spas & Wellness, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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 4th (Sat), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
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 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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