19 days in Queensland Itinerary

19 days in Queensland Itinerary

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19 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast tour planning app .

London, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Gold Coast. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, view the masterpieces at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Mount Ninderry, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography, and finally explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, and then admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary and then stroll through Alligator Falls Track.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, expect nights in Townsville to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Alligator Falls Track
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Thornton Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Cow Bay Beach, and get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation visit app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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