13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Townsville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tully
Drive
3
Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Atherton
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossman
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Townsville

— 4 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Get in touch with nature at Copperfield Gorge and Alligator Falls Track. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Many Peaks Walking Track and Townsville Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve, don't miss a visit to Street Art CBD Walking Trails, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral, and stroll through Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville visit planner.

Sydney to Townsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Townsville hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tully.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tully

Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot, then look for gifts at The Pocket, and then explore the striking landscape at Tully Gorge National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tully trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Tully by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Undara Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Tully

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Undara Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Undara Volcanic National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Undara Volcanic National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tully to Undara Volcanic National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Undara Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Atherton

— 1 night
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atherton route planning site.

You can drive from Undara Volcanic National Park to Atherton in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Atherton sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Cape Tribulation

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, then go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Atherton to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mossman.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Mossman

— 1 night
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. Sweet Farm Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, stroll through Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary, then catch all the local highlights with Sweet Farm Tours, and finally play a few rounds at Mossman Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mossman trip planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Mossman in 1.5 hours. In July in Mossman, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Opal Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, then play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, then get outside with Horses in Port, and finally stop by Moonglow Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

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Port Douglas is just a short distance from Mossman. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Baths

Cairns

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, explore the activities along Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, then stroll around Munro Martin Parklands, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.