24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach

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 19th (Fri): stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Intuitive Massage & Beauty Centre. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach journey builder website.

Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island online day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Spas in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Port Douglas

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, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

1
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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the galleries of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Townsville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Hervey Bay Dive Centre, and then stroll through Esplanade.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Hervey Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Townsville in March since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 3.5 hours. In March in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

3
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach), Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, stop by Watermelon Red, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and stroll through Peregian Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Brisbane

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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Main Beach and see Sea World Theme Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Noosa to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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.