9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland holiday maker

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Cairns
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossman
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Bus
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Daintree
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuranda
— 1 day
Drive
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Atherton
— 1 night
Drive
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Millaa Millaa
Drive
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Babinda
Drive
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Trinity Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairns
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Palm Cove
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Cairns

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Port Douglas on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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 26th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mossman.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. You've now added Mossman Gorge Centre to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mossman online trip itinerary planner.

Mossman is very close to Port Douglas. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Cape Tribulation

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dubuji Boardwalk, Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm and Cape Trib Horse Rides. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with Cape Trib Horse Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For photos and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation itinerary planner.

Getting from Mossman to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Daintree

— 1 night
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Discover how to plan a Daintree trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Daintree takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Cairns

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Daintree to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuranda.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Kuranda

— 1 day
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuranda day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cairns to Kuranda by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Atherton.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Atherton

— 1 night
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Atherton trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kuranda to Atherton in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Malanda Falls, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Hypipamee National Park, and then admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Millaa Millaa road trip app.

Drive from Atherton to Millaa Millaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Millaa Millaa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Babinda.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Babinda

Babinda is a small town and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. Babinda Boulders has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Babinda journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Millaa Millaa to Babinda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trinity Beach.

Things to do in Babinda

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Trinity Beach

— 1 night
To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trinity Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Babinda to Trinity Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Trinity Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Trinity Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Cairns

— 1 day

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns visit website.

Cairns is very close to Trinity Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Palm Cove

— 1 night
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palm Cove trip planner.

Palm Cove is very close to Cairns. In October in Palm Cove, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns vacation planner.

Cairns is just a short distance from Palm Cove.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Queensland travel guide

4.3
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.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.