24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Munich

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns vacation planner .

Munich, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Munich in August, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Attractions like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and stroll through Cow Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout, stop by Coffee Works, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 28th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and stop by Whitsunday Opals.

Make your Airlie Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, then meet the residents at Australia Zoo, and then let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mooloolaba trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mooloolaba when traveling from Airlie Beach in August, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia Zoo, Buderim Lions Park
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, and don't miss a visit to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

4
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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