18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Blackall Airport, Drive to Tambo
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Tambo
Drive
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Roma
— 1 night
Drive
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St George
— 1 night
Drive
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Hungerford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birdsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Longreach
— 1 night
Drive
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Winton
— 1 night
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly
11
Brisbane
— 3 nights

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Tambo

Tambo is a town located in Central West Queensland, Australia, on the banks of the Barcoo River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd and then take an in-depth tour of Tambo Heritage Precinct.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tambo vacation planner.

Brisbane to Tambo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Tambo

Shopping · Museums
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Roma

— 1 night
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Wed), do a tasting at Romavilla Winery, don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, make a trip to The Big Rig, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Roma trip site.

Traveling by car from Tambo to Roma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to St George.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries · Historic Sites

St George

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Unique Egg and then do a tasting at Riversands Winery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St George trip app.

Traveling by car from Roma to St George takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hungerford.

Things to do in St George

Shopping · Museums · Wineries

Hungerford

— 2 nights
Hungerford is a town and locality in outback South West Queensland, Australia, immediately north of the border with New South Wales and the Dingo fence. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Currawinya National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hungerford holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St George to Hungerford takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Birdsville.

Things to do in Hungerford

Parks · Nature
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Birdsville

— 1 night
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Birdsville Races and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Birdsville driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Hungerford to Birdsville takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Birdsville, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Longreach

— 1 night
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection 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 photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Longreach trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Birdsville to Longreach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Winton online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
Highlights from your 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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip tool.

Fly from Winton to Port Douglas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Blue Arrow Circuit. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Terra Nova Gallery (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and admire the sheer force of Crystal Cascades.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Hervey Bay

— 1 night
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to The Pier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Hervey Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get little chillier in Hervey Bay: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve & Giddy and Grace). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route tool.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Brisbane by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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.