5 days in Queensland Itinerary

5 days in Queensland Itinerary

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5 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 day
train + Fly:  6​h
2
Townsville
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
3
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  3​h
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Tokyo

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Gold Coast is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

Plan trip to Townsville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Townsville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in November, with highs in Townsville at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island holiday planner.

Magnetic Island is just a stone's throw from Townsville. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours
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Balloon Rides

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