42 days in Queensland Itinerary

42 days in Queensland Itinerary

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42 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Dusseldorf

7
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 Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Dusseldorf in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
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.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 24th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and choose your vessel at Cumberland Charter Yachts.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

6
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Art Gallery and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Wolston Farmhouse (in Wacol). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Street Mall.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brisbane, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise, Wolston Farmhouse, Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

6
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sunshine Castle and Artisans Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Maroochydore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mount Ninderry (in Yandina), Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola) and Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, explore the galleries of Art on Cairncross, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Noosa vacation builder .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caloundra, Buderim, Maroochydore Beach, Mapleton Observatory, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Indian Head and Eli Creek.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach journey planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Longreach in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Longreach

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

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Cooktown (Grassy Hill & Finch Bay). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Longreach to Cape Tribulation takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Longreach in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cape Tribulation, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cooktown, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

6
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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