43 days in Queensland Itinerary

43 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland itinerary planner

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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, make a short side trip with Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip itinerary builder site.

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

North Stradbroke Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Frenchman's Beach, take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk, then explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, and finally stroll through Cylinder Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island online travel route builder.

You can drive from Fraser Island to North Stradbroke Island in 8 hours. In April, daytime highs in North Stradbroke Island are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum), Buderim (Wirreanda Park, Buderim Forest Park, &more) and Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours, Mooloolaba Beach, &more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, stop by Watermelon Red, and catch some excitement at SunJet Simulations.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa driving holiday planner.

Drive from North Stradbroke Island to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Maleny

— 5 nights
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Go for a jaunt from Maleny to Nambour to see Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc. about 30 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take in the exciting artwork at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ngungun.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Maleny online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Brisbane

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Hamilton Island (Jetryder, Hamilton Island Marina, &more). On the 12th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the galleries of Above & Below Photography Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach journey website.

Fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Townsville

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Strand, go for a walk through Castle Hill, then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and finally make a trip to Jezzine Barracks.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Townsville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Townsville, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Rex Lookout in Wangetti--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip planning website.

You can fly from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Kuranda (Peter Jarver Gallery & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary). Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.