31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights

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Maleny

— 2 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Step out of Maleny with an excursion to Island Gondola in Bribie Island--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, admire the sheer force of Kondalilla Falls, and get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maleny online route builder.

Brisbane to Maleny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Maleny are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Noosa

— 5 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Caloundra (Caloundra Jet Ski & Kings Beach) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, stop by Watermelon Red, get the adrenaline pumping with Grab Rock, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, and step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris.

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You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Paddletrek Kayak Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip builder site.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Port Douglas

— 4 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: get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, browse the exhibits of Anthea Polson Art, and laugh and play at Infinity Attraction.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in March; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Brisbane

— 4 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at UQ Lakes, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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.