18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

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18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip planning site .

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Gold Coast. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in April since evenings lows in Gold Coast dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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've now added Warner Bros. Movie World to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane vacation site .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moffat Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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 15th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach online trip itinerary builder .

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 April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at The Strand and then go for a walk through Castle Hill. On the next day, get great views at Mount Stuart and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Townsville online trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, you will find days in Townsville are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and sample the tasty concoctions at Blue Sky Brewery.

Plan my day in Cairns using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
Visiting Thornton Beach and Myall Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation travel route tool .

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip planning tool .

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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