22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  28 h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  9 h
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26 h
End: Manchester

4
nights
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.
Visiting Kirra Beach and Burleigh Head National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lennox Head Beach and Tamborine Mountain. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Kingscliff to see Watersports Guru about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, and get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

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Manchester, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in March; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Watersports Guru
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Mount Coolum. Relax by the water at Bulcock Beach and Peregian Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa online trip maker .

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Bulcock Beach, Mount Coolum
Highlights from your plan
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek, then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In March in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online route builder .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Fraser Island in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
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 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Falls Track, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Townsville online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Hamilton Island to Townsville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In March, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Alligator Creek
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Fig Tree and The Crystal Caves. Get some cultural insight at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Zillie Falls in Millaa Millaa, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, admire the masterpieces at KickArts Contemporary Arts, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Crystal Caves, Cathedral Fig Tree, Zillie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves

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.
Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Daintree Tea in Daintree--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree Discovery Centre, Daintree Tea
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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