16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Sunshine Castle. Visit Chenrezig Institute and Nepalese Pagoda for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Main Beach (Anthea Polson Art & Sea World Theme Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bowen Historical Society and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Daydream Island Living Reef, Bowen Historical Society and Museum
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

2
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland, contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, kick back and relax at The Strand, then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville day trip planning website.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Gordonvale to see Mulgrave Settlers Museum about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and look for gifts at Bones and Jones.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Ellis Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, Mulgrave Settlers Museum
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip website.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ngarru Gallery and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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