15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

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Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Maleny to see Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Highlights from your plan
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 17th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in April since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and finally hike along Dubuji Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, then experience rural life at Daintree Tea, then kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Daintree Tea
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

3
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by With Sugar, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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