22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland visit planner

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Townsville
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive
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Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Tully
— 1 night
Drive
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Mena Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Atherton
— 2 nights
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Green Island
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Hinchinbrook Island
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): shop like a local with Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then stop by CoffeeWorks, then contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, and finally stroll through The Strand. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, then make a trip to Riverway, then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill, and finally make a trip to Jezzine Barracks.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Townsville online vacation maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Townsville. In May, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Cairns

— 4 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.
You've now added Kuranda Scenic Railway to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 26th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and trek along Wrights Lookout.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Cooktown

— 1 night
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 30th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, then enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, then get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, and finally stroll through Finch Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, then get outside with Great Northern Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cooktown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tully.

Things to do in Cooktown

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Tully

— 1 night
Tully is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, then look for gifts at The Pocket, then stroll through Mission Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tully Gorge National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tully using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Tully takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mena Creek.

Things to do in Tully

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mena Creek

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery and then walk around Paronella Park. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kurrimine Beach National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mena Creek itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tully to Mena Creek in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Atherton.

Things to do in Mena Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Atherton

— 2 nights
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): pick up some local products at Humpy Nut World, relax in the rural setting at Shaylee Strawberries, then get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, and finally don't miss a visit to Lake Tinaroo. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Atherton trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mena Creek to Atherton takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Green Island.

Things to do in Atherton

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Green Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Green Island Resort Diving & Boat Snorkelling Trips and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland Crocodile Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Green Island attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atherton to Green Island. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Green Island

Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Marina, Passage Peak, &more). There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Green Island to Airlie Beach. When traveling from Green Island in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hinchinbrook Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Hinchinbrook Island

— 3 nights
Hinchinbrook Island is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hinchinbrook Island National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hinchinbrook Island journey maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Airlie Beach to Hinchinbrook Island with the Route module.

Things to do in Hinchinbrook Island

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.