14 days in Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands & Port Douglas Itinerary

14 days in Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands & Port Douglas Itinerary

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14 days in Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Beerwah
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Bring the kids along to Noosa Main Beach and Aqua Park Bli Bli. Venture out of the city with trips to Wirreanda Park (in Buderim) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip builder site .

Sydney to Noosa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beerwah.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wirreanda Park, Kings Beach, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Thrill Hill Waterslide, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beerwah trip planner .

You can drive from Noosa to Beerwah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Beerwah, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Thrill Hill Waterslide
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 12th (Sat), bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, then meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then get outside with Jetryder.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island route planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Beerwah to Hamilton Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Beerwah in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by With Sugar, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Douglas in October since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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