29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Longreach
— 1 day
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
6
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dusseldorf

5
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the collection at Cairns Library, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get some cultural insight at Daintree Discovery Centre and Grassy Hill. When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Grassy Hill, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Janbal Gallery. Spend the 30th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 31st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at Coffee Works.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Outback Pics.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Longreach day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Longreach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Longreach to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Get some cultural insight at Queensland Air Museum and Sunshine Castle. Explore Caloundra's surroundings by going to Art on Cairncross (in Maleny), Artisans Gallery (in Eumundi) and Hastings Street (in Noosa).

You can plan Caloundra trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa, Buderim, Art on Cairncross, Maroochydore Beach, Rockit Climbing Gym
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Visit Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Marina Mirage in Main Beach, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker site .

Getting from Caloundra to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Marina Mirage, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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