7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
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 11th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and finally get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

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Sydney to Cairns is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then take an exotic tour of Tony's Tropical Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, and finally stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip website .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Tony's Tropical Tours ©
Tony's Tropical Tours
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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