33 days in Queensland Itinerary

33 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
6
Townsville
— 3 nights
7
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
8
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
9
Noosa
— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Conondale National Park in Kenilworth (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Conondale National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

3
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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Walu Wugirriga Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Townsville, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at The Strand. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip app.

You can fly from Cairns to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

5
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, don't miss a visit to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Townsville to Fraser Island takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail, take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then walk around Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. September in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Maryborough
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
The Pier ©
The Pier

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton), Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Point Cartwright) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & Obi Boardwalk). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah, and trek along Mount Cooroora.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Noosa attractions planning tool.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maleny, Mapleton Observatory, Mount Cooroora
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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