45 days in Queensland Itinerary

45 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation planner

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

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Airlie Beach

— 2 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 (Passage Peak, Jetryder, &more). Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery and hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder app.

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Cairns

— 6 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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Biked & Beach - Palm Cove, Palm Cove Beach, &more) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 21st (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, trek along Wrights Lookout, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Photography Tours & Floravilla Ice Cream Factory) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Wangetti to see Rex Lookout about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hervey Bay: Old Pharmacy Museum (in Childers), Bundaberg (Bundaberg Rum Distillery & Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company) and Maryborough (Whistle Stop Rail Museum & Lenthalls Dam). Spend the 6th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, and let little ones run wild at Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay online travel planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, Hervey Bay is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 6 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to K'gari, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island vacation builder website.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Noosa

— 6 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Yandina (Mount Ninderry & Yandina Historic House), McMartin's Farm (in Bli Bli) and Buderim (Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage & Pioneer Cottage Buderim). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, and stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Noosa travel tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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 Kenilworth to see Lasting Impressions Gallery about 36 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maleny tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Brisbane Whale Watching (in Redcliffe) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary site.

Getting from Maleny to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.