21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: New Delhi

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 11th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cairns. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

4
nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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 21st (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 22nd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, stroll around Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island attractions site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
K'gari ©
K'gari

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