31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Bamaga
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Kuranda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Herberton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
8
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
9
Cooktown
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Mareeba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Innisfail
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Millaa Millaa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Sydney

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, thenlearn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, and finally Head underground at Copperfield Gorge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, look for gifts at CoffeeWorks, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Sydney to Townsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Townsville reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, Copperfield Gorge
Highlights from your plan
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, thentake some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, thenlook for gifts at Moonglow Jewellery, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, thendo a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

1
night
Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bamaga trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Port Douglas to Bamaga with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bamaga

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Seisia
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and St Monica's Cathedral. Visiting Red Arrow Walk and Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cairns using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bamaga to Cairns with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Edge Hill, Crystal Cascades
Highlights from your plan
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum ©
The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 18th (Sat), bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, get outside with Jetryder, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cairns in April, you will find days in Hamilton Island are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

3
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Wrights Lookout, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kuranda National Park, thenexplore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and finally stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery, view the masterpieces at Peter Jarver Gallery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, thenview the masterpieces at Kuranda Arts Co-Op Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuranda road trip planning app.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Kuranda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Herberton.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cattana Wetlands, Earl Hill, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kuranda National Park ©
Kuranda National Park
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands

3
nights
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and Herberton Mining Museum. Do your shopping at Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. There's more to do: examine the collection at Spy & Camera Museum and don't miss a visit to Irvinebank.

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You can drive from Kuranda to Herberton in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Herberton can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Herberton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tolga
Highlights from your plan
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Herberton Mining Museum ©
Herberton Mining Museum

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archer Park Rail Museum and Yeppoon Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Yeppoon Main Beach and Mount Archer. Go for a jaunt from Rockhampton to Yeppoon to see Bluff Point Walking Track about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kershaw Gardens, appreciate the history behind Rod Laver, and get curious at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rockhampton tour builder app.

Explore your travel options from Herberton to Rockhampton with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Herberton in April since evenings lows in Rockhampton dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yeppoon
Highlights from your plan
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum ©
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

2
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grassy Hill and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cooktown War Memorial and Cooktown History Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Endeavour River National Park, browse the exhibits of Kuku Bulkaway Aboriginal Art Gallery, stroll through Finch Bay, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trevethan Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cooktown trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Rockhampton to Cooktown takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mareeba.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Queensland, Bloomfield Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Mareeba

Mareeba ©
Mareeba is a town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 2nd (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at MakoTrac International Racetrack (Go Kart Action), learn about winemaking at Golden Drop Mango Winery, relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, thenexplore the striking landscape of Davies Creek National Park, and finally examine the collection at The Beck Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Creek Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Danbulla National Park.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Mareeba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cooktown to Mareeba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Mareeba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Innisfail.

Things to do in Mareeba

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden Drop Mango Winery, Danbulla National Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Creek Falls ©
Emerald Creek Falls
Davies Creek National Park ©
Davies Creek National Park
The Beck Museum ©
The Beck Museum

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nights
Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Relax by the water at Mission Beach and Etty Bay. Get outdoors at Eubenangee Swamp National Park and Attie Creek Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Innisfail side-trips: Helen Wiltshire Gallery (in Mission Beach) and Cardwell (Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park & Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, stop by The Pocket, and don't miss a visit to Innisfail Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Innisfail trip builder website.

Drive from Mareeba to Innisfail in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cardwell, Mission Beach, Eubenangee Swamp National Park, Australian Sugar Industry Museum, The Pocket
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay
Australian Sugar Industry Museum ©
Australian Sugar Industry Museum

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Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa ©
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Zillie Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Wooroonooran National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, thenstop by The Barn Ravenshoe, and finally don't miss a visit to Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout, stroll around The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, thenexplore the striking landscape at Bromfield Swamp, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Malanda Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Millaa Millaa day trip planner.

Drive from Innisfail to Millaa Millaa in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Millaa Millaa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Malanda, Ravenshoe, Wooroonooran National Park
Highlights from your plan
Malanda Falls ©
Malanda Falls
Ellinjaa Falls ©
Ellinjaa Falls
The Barn Ravenshoe ©
The Barn Ravenshoe

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