14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
6
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

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.
On the 4th (Sat), walk around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast travel route tool.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route planning website.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 11th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Entomological museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

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You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Macalister Brewing Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Macalister Brewing Company, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Into The Blue Gallery ©
Into The Blue Gallery

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Caloundra Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get your game on at SunJet Simulations.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mooloolaba, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra Coastal Walk
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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