22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights

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Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 24th (Wed), stay fit while traveling at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre, then stop by Beach Book Boutique, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

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Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Hamilton Island

— 1 night
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get outside with Jetryder, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Cairns

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, explore and take pictures at Wrights Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip site.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Birrabeen, step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point, stroll through Eli Creek, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fraser Island journey planner.

Getting from Townsville to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba), Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at The Noosa Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, stop by Watermelon Red, and let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Noosa online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

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You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.