11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip maker

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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Brisbane

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, walk around South Bank Parklands, and then make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker app.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and stop by Watermelon Red.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation

— 1 night
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 5th (Sat): 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Queensland travel guide

4.3
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.

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.