15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip builder

Make it your trip
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Charleville
— 1 day
Drive
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Longreach
— 1 night
Drive
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Winton
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Bunya Mountains
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Bunya Mountains
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
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Charleville

— 1 day
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Sat), look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre and then get engrossed in the history at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre.

Before you visit Charleville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney to Charleville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Charleville, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Childrens Museums

Longreach

— 1 night
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Langenbaker House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Longreach journey planner.

Traveling by car from Charleville to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums

Side Trip

Winton

— 1 night
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants and then see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Winton tour planner.

Drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 6th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns visit planner.

You can fly from Winton to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Cape Tribulation

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Discovery Centre and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Get outdoors at Ocean Safari and Daintree Entomological museum. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick your exploration up a notch at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at With Sugar, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bunya Mountains.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Bunya Mountains

— 1 night
On the 14th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bunya Mountains National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bunya Mountains online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Bunya Mountains. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in October: high temperatures in Bunya Mountains hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bunya Mountains

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your 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.
Visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Golden Beach Hire will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Air Museum. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Caloundra Lighthouses in Kings Beach--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take an in-depth tour of Miegunyah House Museum, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane attractions planner.

Getting from Bunya Mountains to Brisbane by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Bunya Mountains in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.