14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h 45 min
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in February, with highs in Brisbane at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

MaisyMoo, SunJet Simulations
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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 6th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Into The Blue Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online route planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. February in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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nights
Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and look for gifts at Village Gallery.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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