26 days in Queensland Itinerary

26 days in Queensland Itinerary

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26 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Paris

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Historic Village Herberton in Herberton--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

Paris, France to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Cairns is 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get outdoors at Safaris and Daintree Discovery Centre. Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stop by Coffee Works.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Daintree Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Longreach visit planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Longreach, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina) and Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in November, things will get a bit cooler in Brisbane: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Escape the urban bustle at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Get some cultural insight at Art on Cairncross and Artisans Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, examine the collection at Landsborough Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hastings Street, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Noosa trip maker site .

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Kings Beach, Kawana Shoppingworld
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Indian Head.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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