10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout). The adventure continues: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast day trip planning website.

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. Traveling from Perth in June, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 2nd (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 4th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to 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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