16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland travel planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Townsville
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Magnetic Island
Ferry to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Drive to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackay, Fly to Christchurch

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Cairns — 3 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 Green Island, Sunlover Reef Cruises, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Cairns is minus 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Mossman Gorge Centre. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.
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Mission Beach — 2 nights

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Mission Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get around town with Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi and then kick back and relax at Etty Bay.

Discover how to plan a Mission Beach trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Townsville.
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Townsville — 3 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Get outdoors at The Strand and Castle Hill. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Billabong Sanctuary.

To plan Townsville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Townsville sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Magnetic Island on the 17th (Wed).
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Magnetic Island

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. July in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Magnetic Island in July: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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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