26 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

26 days in Queensland & Sydney Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Maleny
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday planner.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. The adventure continues: stroll through Myall Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cape Tribulation vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. May in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

4
nights
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Mulgrave Settlers Museum in Gordonvale, approximately Gordonvale away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, make a trip to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker app.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in May, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

3
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Wirreanda Park (in Buderim) and Off-Road Tours (in Fraser Island). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Noosa driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

2
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Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): hike along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, then hike along Obi Boardwalk, and finally take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conondale National Park and then don't miss a visit to Lasting Impressions Gallery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maleny road trip planning tool.

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Maleny are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Conondale National Park ©
Conondale National Park
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

2
nights
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 7th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and visit Darling Harbour.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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