23 days in Queensland Itinerary

23 days in Queensland Itinerary

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23 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  34​h
1
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Fraser Island

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

For maps and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel route builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Fraser Island is 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, Fraser Island is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
day
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cape Hillsborough National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Hillsborough journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Cape Hillsborough with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cape Hillsborough, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Parks Nature
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Relax by the water at Whitehaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Into The Blue Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Shute Harbour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Hillsborough in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 17th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Four Mile Beach, get outside with Horses in Port, stop by With Sugar, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Airlie Beach, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 Thornton Beach and Daintree National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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