24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner .

Sydney to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Cape Tribulation hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

5
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.
Visiting Safaris and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. Attractions like Four Mile Beach and Mowbray National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and stop by Coffee Works.

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Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, browse the different shops at Smithfield Shopping Centre, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, and hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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 enjoy Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Burleigh Head National Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
We've included these beaches for you: Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Mooloolaba Beach and Mount Ninderry. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and MaisyMoo (in Caloundra). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Kawana Shoppingworld, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

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Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Eumundi, Maleny Cheese, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Chocolate Country
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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