20 days in Queensland Itinerary

20 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

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 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then step aboard Whitsunday Passage. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach road trip planning site.

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 5 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.
Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 3 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Mooloolaba Beach, &more). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and play a few rounds at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Noosa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly 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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