17 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then try out the rides at Infinity Attraction.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder site.

Perth to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kids will enjoy Australia Zoo and Essential Bodywork. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Nambour (Podie Pie, Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., &more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, experience rural life at Strawberry Fields, meet the residents at Queensland Zoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fishermans Road Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa day trip tool.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Peter Jarver Gallery (in Kuranda). There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 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.
Attractions like Photography Tours and Cape Tribulation Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Daintree Discovery Centre about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, don't miss a visit to Kulki Boardwalk, and stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip app.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 4 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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bump Track, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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