21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planning app .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, then get your game on at SunJet Simulations, and then stop by Watermelon Red.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Noosa route planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Start your trip to Fraser Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

3
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation trip website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 30th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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