12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 21-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Brisbane. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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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 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
On the 17th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, admire all the interesting features of Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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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.
Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
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