11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

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11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
End: Gold Coast

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
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 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast as well as Sea World Theme Park. Kids will enjoy Warner Bros. Movie World and Bundjalung National Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Gold Coast. In September in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bundjalung National Park
Highlights from your plan
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast ©
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda. On the next day, walk around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Nepalese Pagoda ©
Nepalese Pagoda

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then get outside with Jetryder.

Plan a Hamilton Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in September since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Four Mile Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in September, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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