24 days in Tropical North Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Tropical North Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tropical North Queensland journey maker

Make it your trip
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cooktown
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Millaa Millaa
— 2 nights
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Cairns

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Biked - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

Adelaide to Cairns is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in June, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cooktown

— 4 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Cooktown is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, and surround yourself with nature on Great Northern Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Cooktown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Cape Tribulation

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Cape Tribulation's surroundings by going to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Daintree Discovery Centre, &more) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 nights
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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Wild Zoo in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip tool.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa

— 2 nights
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 28th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Historic Village Herberton and then take some stellar pictures from Millaa Millaa Lookout. On the next day, examine the collection at Spy & Camera Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Bromfield Swamp, and then admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Millaa Millaa online tour planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Millaa Millaa in 2.5 hours. June in Millaa Millaa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips