31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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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, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder app.

Melbourne to Port Douglas is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 11:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more) and Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, stroll through Thornton Beach, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online holiday planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 17:

Cooktown

— 5 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Isabella Falls, admire the natural beauty at Cooktown Botanical Gardens, and explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown driving holiday website.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

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. Step out of Bamaga with an excursion to Roko Pearls in Seisia--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape at Cape York Peninsula.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bamaga trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Bamaga. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

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.