22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey planner

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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Yungaburra
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Yungaburra
— 2 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Head to Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nepalese Pagoda in Brisbane (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast day trip planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Noosa

— 4 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Shop till you drop at The Original Eumundi Markets and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Museum-lovers will get to explore Artisans Gallery and Seaview Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Yandina Historic House (in Yandina), Montville Art Gallery (in Montville) and Art on Cairncross (in Maleny). The adventure continues: stop by Berkelouw Book Barn, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Noosa online journey planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Yungaburra

— 2 nights
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Yungaburra Markets, view the masterpieces at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio, then pick up some local products at Humpy Nut World, then see the interesting displays at Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Full Circle Studio and Gallery. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, examine the collection at Herberton Mining Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, then get engrossed in the history at Spy & Camera Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yungaburra tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Noosa to Yungaburra with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Yungaburra are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museum. Visit Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre, Cow Bay Beach, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online vacation planner.

Drive from Yungaburra to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Head to Sunday Market Port Douglas and With Sugarfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cairns

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Village Gallery (in Palm Cove) and Peter Jarver Gallery (in Kuranda). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.