22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary builder app.

Adelaide to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from Adelaide in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Cape Tribulation

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then hike along Dubuji Boardwalk. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, then whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip planning site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

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: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a short side trip with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Fraser Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): paddle through the water with Kayak Noosa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, and then cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Aqua Fun Park, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip tool.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach), McCarthy's Lookout (in Maleny) and Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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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 January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast

— 4 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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, make a splash at Dreamworld, and test your team's savvy at Padlockd Escape Rooms.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Queensland travel guide

4.3
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.