31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip itinerary maker

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Port Douglas
— 15 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cooktown
— 5 nights
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Northern Peninsula Airport
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Bamaga
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas

— 15 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Rex Lookout (in Wangetti), Palm Cove (Biked & Beach - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Mareeba (Jaques Coffee Plantation, Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning app.

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation route planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown

— 5 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, make a trip to Grassy Hill, and surround yourself with nature on Great Northern Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cooktown trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bamaga

— 3 nights
Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Take a break from Bamaga with a short trip to Roko Pearls in Seisia, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cape York Peninsula, stop by Free Bird Arts and Craft, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bamaga trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cooktown to Bamaga. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
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.