41 days in Queensland, California & The Netherlands Itinerary

41 days in Queensland, California & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation, Australia
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
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San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 9 nights

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. St Monica's Cathedral and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns journey planning tool.

Brighton and Hove, UK to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brighton and Hove to Cairns is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brighton and Hove in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Spas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Let the collections at Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

5
nights
Cape Tribulation, Australia

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Cow Bay Beach) and Daintree (Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Photography Tours). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planning app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Daintree
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Photography Tours
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Let the collections at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Tribulation to San Francisco with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Cape Tribulation to San Francisco. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along Panorama Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Camera Obscura in Santa Monica, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum.

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Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately Alpine away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft), The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, Haags Historisch Museum, &more) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Grote Markt, &more). The adventure continues: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour planning website.

You can fly from San Diego to Amsterdam in 15.5 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In October, Amsterdam is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Nieuwe Kerk
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 11:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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