12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Yeppoon
— 2 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Gladstone
— 1 night
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Yeppoon

— 2 nights
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Wed), go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koorana Crocodile Farm, then make a trip to Singing Ship, and finally walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Yeppoon Main Beach, get to know the resident critters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, then head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon, and finally admire the local landmark of Keppel Kraken.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yeppoon trip planner.

Gold Coast to Yeppoon is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yeppoon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Townsville.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Townsville

— 3 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 19th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, then stop by CoffeeWorks, and finally hike along Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Riverway, take in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yeppoon to Townsville with the Route module. Traveling from Yeppoon in September, Townsville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Undara Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Undara Volcanic National Park

— 1 night
On the 21st (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Undarra Lava Tubes.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Undara Volcanic National Park trip builder.

Getting from Townsville to Undara Volcanic National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Undara Volcanic National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Cairns

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online tour builder.

Drive from Undara Volcanic National Park to Cairns in 3.5 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 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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.
On the 24th (Thu), stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Gladstone

— 1 night
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Spinnaker Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gladstone route planner.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Gladstone in 7 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, plan for little chillier nights in Gladstone, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

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.