15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Perth to Brisbane is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Brisbane, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time 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.
On the 10th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): 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 go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach vacation maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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 Spas in Palm Cove (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel route planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in May, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Daintree (Daintree Tea, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary site .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree, Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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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