12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yungaburra
— 1 day
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 1 night
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Townsville
— 1 night
Ferry
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Magnetic Island
— 1 night
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Bowen
Drive
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Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
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Drive to Mackay Airport, Fly to Rockhampton Airport, Drive to Yeppoon
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Yeppoon
— 2 nights
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Seventeen Seventy
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Bundaberg
— 1 night
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fitzroy Island Adventures, Esplanade Boardwalk and Esplanade Lagoon Pool. On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Fitzroy Island Adventures.

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Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunday Market Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre and Walu Wugirriga Lookout. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, then hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and then take a memorable tour with Kuranda Scenic Railway. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online route planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yungaburra.
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Yungaburra — 1 day

Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Your list of things to see and do now includes Paronella Park, Etty Bay, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): walk around The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, admire the sheer force of Ellinjaa Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay, and finally stroll around Paronella Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yungaburra trip itinerary website.

Drive from Port Douglas to Yungaburra in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Yungaburra can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.
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Mission Beach — 1 night

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
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Traveling by car from Yungaburra to Mission Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at The Strand.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Townsville trip maker.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Magnetic Island.
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Magnetic Island — 1 night

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bowen.
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Bowen

Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Horseshoe Bay has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), appreciate the history behind The Big Mango and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bowen trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Bowen. Traveling from Magnetic Island in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bowen, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Hillsborough.
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Cape Hillsborough — 1 night

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Hillsborough online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bowen to Cape Hillsborough takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.
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Yeppoon — 2 nights

Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Yeppoon Skate Park and then head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Hillsborough to Yeppoon. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Seventeen Seventy.
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seventeen Seventy day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Seventeen Seventy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg — 1 night

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip planner.

You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Bundaberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.
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