26 days in Queensland Itinerary

26 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

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

— 2 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, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

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Hobart to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Toowoomba

— 1 night
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): walk around Queens Park Botanic Gardens, then walk around Laurel Bank Park, and then learn about all things military at Milne Bay Military Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Toowoomba online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brisbane to Toowoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Toowoomba, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks · Museums

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 10th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, and then stroll around Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Mary Ryan's, then get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and then make a trip to The Pier.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Toowoomba to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Toowoomba in September, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

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Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Noosa by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, stroll through Four Mile Beach, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Noosa to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cairns

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 26th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, identify plant and animal life at Billy Tea Safaris, stop by Australian Leather Company, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Daydream Island Living Reef, then look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the next day, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.