24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
Shuttle + Fly + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
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 Warner Bros. Movie World, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Gold Coast, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday builder app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Glass House Mountains National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Aqua Park Bli Bli (in Bli Bli), Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, have fun at Buderim Lions Park, and gear up at Underground Surf.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Noosa fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Lows Lookout, Tina Cooper Gallery, Aqua Park Bli Bli, Buderim Lions Park
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
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, trek along Fraser Island Great Walk, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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 out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and make a splash at Cairns Wake park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then stroll through Thornton Beach, and finally stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk. On the next day, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, then kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip planning app .

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

Find out how to plan Port Douglas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Airlie Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

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