13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

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13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Shuttle:  18​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Family-friendly places like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Four Mile Beach will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip website .

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Port Douglas. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Horseback Riding 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 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Daintree Tea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree Tea
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Cairns Aquarium. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a splash at Cairns Wake park, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, try for a hole-in-one at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast visit app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in May, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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