17 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey builder
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Cairns
Drive
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Mossman
Drive
4
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cape Tribulation
— 1 day
Drive
6
Cow Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Bank Parklands as well as The Brisbane River.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane route planner.

Perth to Brisbane is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in October, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cairns.
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Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
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Cairns

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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Mossman.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 3rd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Pure Massage & Beauty.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mossman vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Mossman takes 1.5 hours. October in Mossman sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cow Bay.
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Cow Bay — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Solar Whisper Wildlife and Crocodile Cruises on the Daintree river as well as Daintree Discovery Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cow Bay online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mossman to Cow Bay takes 1.5 hours. In October in Cow Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 1 day

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.
Dubuji Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kulki Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cow Bay to Cape Tribulation in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Cow Bay.
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Cow Bay — 1 night

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Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Cairns on the 6th (Fri).
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Cairns — 5 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Your list of things to see and do now includes Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cairns vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cow Bay to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 6 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sea World Theme Park, Dreamworld, Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Gold Coast is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors
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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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