31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland tour planner

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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Maleny

— 5 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Lasting Impressions Gallery (in Kenilworth), Island Gondola (in Bribie Island) and Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. (in Nambour). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, browse the exhibits of Art on Cairncross, trek along Obi Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Maleny trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Kawana Waters Marina (in Buddina) and HMAS Brisbane Lookout (in Alexandra Headland). Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, and hunt for treasures at Yandina Markets.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Noosa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Cairns

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get great views at Wrights Lookout, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and stroll through Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

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Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 5 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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Passage Peak, &more). There's still lots to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.