22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barcaldine
— 3 nights
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Brisbane

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get great views at Lows Lookout, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Noosa online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Fraser Island

— 3 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, make a trip to K'gari, and kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Hervey Bay

— 2 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, then take in the waterfront at The Pier, and finally grab your bike and head to Esplanade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 5 hours. September in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Cape Tribulation

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip builder site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. September in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 29th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Wrights Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Barcaldine

— 3 nights
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Dunn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcaldine: Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum (in Ilfracombe) and Longreach (Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, &more).

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Barcaldine trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Barcaldine in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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.