15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Airlie Beach
— 1 day
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach

— 1 day

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 (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach road trip planning site.

Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get outside with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Cairns

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, browse the exhibits of Noosa Regional gallery, and stroll through Peregian Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Noosa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane

— 3 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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

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.