14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 1 day
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Dalby
— Few hours
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Roma
— 1 night
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Carnarvon National Park
— Few hours
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Longreach
— 1 night
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Hughenden
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Kuranda
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Cooktown
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Brisbane

Brisbane

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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Brisbane. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

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Dalby

Dalby ©
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. On the 4th (Fri), settle in for a delightful tour with Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalby road trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Dalby by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Dalby dip to 19°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours ©
Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours

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Roma

Roma
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Roma trip planner.

You can drive from Dalby to Roma in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Carnarvon National Park on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Roma

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Carnarvon Gorge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Carnarvon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature · Parks

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum and then explore the activities along Lake Eyre Basin.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Carnarvon National Park to Longreach by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Lake Eyre Basin ©
Lake Eyre Basin

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Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. On the 7th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum and then examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hughenden visit planner.

Drive from Longreach to Hughenden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Hughenden are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hughenden

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Flinders Discovery Centre ©
Flinders Discovery Centre

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Airlie Beach

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Boathaven Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Catseye Beach and Above & Below Photography Gallery will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island) and Jetryder (in Hamilton Island). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon and take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hughenden to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Hughenden in December, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Kuranda Koala Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainforestation Nature Park, see Kuranda Rainforest Journeys, then whizz through the canopy at AJ Hackett Cairns, and finally look for gifts at Our Animals Our Earth.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuranda road trip app.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Kuranda in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or take a bus. In December in Kuranda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Kuranda Rainforest Journeys ©
Kuranda Rainforest Journeys
AJ Hackett Cairns ©
AJ Hackett Cairns

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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 13th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. On your second day here, stop by With Sugar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally get outside with Horses in Port.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kuranda to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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Cairns

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 15th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and finally appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Finch Bay, then get interesting insight from Great Northern Tours, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Cooktown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cooktown

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Great Northern Tours ©
Great Northern Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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