22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
5
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
7
Cairns
— 5 nights

3
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

Plan a Brisbane trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Atlanta, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Atlanta to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect nights in Brisbane to be much hotter, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

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 Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim), Mooloolaba (SunJet Simulations & Mooloolaba Beach) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, take in the pleasant sights at Caloundra Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Noosa tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Lions Park, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Caloundra Coastal Walk
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, kick back and relax at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip tool.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 29th (Fri), stop by Mind, Body and Soul and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay holiday builder site.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mind, Body and Soul ©
Mind, Body and Soul

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Above & Below Photography Gallery, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 74°F in Airlie Beach. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

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.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan, approximately Diwan away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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