8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland itinerary planner
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Bundaberg
— 1 day
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Bundaberg — 1 day

On the 1st (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling Company, then do a tasting at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, then learn about winemaking at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and finally experience rural life at Tinaberries.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bundaberg trip planner.

Brisbane to Bundaberg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning app.

Getting from Bundaberg to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bundaberg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 2 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.
On the 4th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. July in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough 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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