13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights

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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at Australian Leather Company and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site.

Fitzroy Crossing to Cairns is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fitzroy Crossing to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Palm Cove Beach
4.5

2
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Natural History Museum
Daintree Entomological museum
3.9
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Science Museum
Daintree Discovery Centre
3.8

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Attractions like Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: look for gifts at With Sugar, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Safaris
4.9

3
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach attractions app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.8
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Water Body
Heart Reef
4.5

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