7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

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7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h
4
Eumundi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner .

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Adelaide in January since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Village Gallery, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, then browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery, and then explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Village Gallery, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanks Arts Centre ©
Tanks Arts Centre
Rusty's Market ©
Rusty's Market

1
night
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Artisans Gallery, explore the galleries of Tina Cooper Gallery, then look for gifts at The Real McCaul, and finally hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eumundi trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cairns to Eumundi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eumundi to Gold Coast takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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