13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Fly
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
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Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Champagne Pools. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Wabby and then take an exotic tour of Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Fraser Island, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kurrawa Beach and Kirra Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Burleigh Head National Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Fingal Head Lighthouse in Fingal Head, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Twin Towns Uniting Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In April, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Caboolture Historical Village and Queensland Maritime Museum. Get some historical perspective at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Albert Street Uniting Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Bribie Island Seaside Museum (in Bongaree) and Island Gondola (in Bribie Island). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Townsville

— 1 night
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum North Queensland, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Townsville online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Townsville hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Rockhampton

— 2 nights
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, then stroll around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, and finally get great views at Fan Rock Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Archer Park Rail Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum, and then engage your brain at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rockhampton tour itinerary site.

Fly from Townsville to Rockhampton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Townsville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rockhampton, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.