15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland tour itinerary planner

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Toowoomba
— 1 night
Bus to Brisbane Airport, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Townsville, Drive to Charters Towers
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Charters Towers
— 2 nights
Drive to Townsville, Fly to Brisbane
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights

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Toowoomba

— 1 night
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, then make a trip to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland, and then walk around Queens Park Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Spring Bluff and then ride a horse along Fordsdale horseback Adventures.

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Brisbane to Toowoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in September since evenings lows in Toowoomba dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore and take pictures at Wrights Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Toowoomba to Cairns takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toowoomba in September: highs in Cairns hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Charters Towers

— 2 nights
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. On the 2nd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum, then don't miss a visit to Stock Exchange Arcade, then get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Towers Hill Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charters Towers travel planner.

Getting from Cairns to Charters Towers by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites · Museums

Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with GC Jet Boat & Parasail, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, test your problem-solving skills at Padlockd Escape Rooms, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Charters Towers to Gold Coast in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Brisbane

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Bank Parklands and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Wirreanda Park (in Buderim), Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brisbane are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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.