28 days in Queensland Itinerary

28 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Proserpine, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Herberton
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly
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Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleville
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay

— 1 night
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, then admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall, then admire all the interesting features of Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Whistle Stop Rail Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online attractions planner.

Brisbane to Hervey Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Lake McKenzie and K'gari.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Airlie Beach

— 4 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.
Hamilton Island Art Gallery and Above & Below Photography Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitehaven Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Jetryder (in Hamilton Island) and Whitsunday Island (Hill Inlet & Whitsunday Islands National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Airlie Beach takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Fraser Island in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton

— 1 night
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Historic Village Herberton and then take some stellar pictures from Millaa Millaa Lookout.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Herberton driving holiday website.

You can drive from Airlie Beach to Herberton in 7.5 hours. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Herberton: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Herberton

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Ngarru Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with The Bump Track, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Herberton to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum. Get outdoors at Daintree National Park and Dubuji Boardwalk. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cairns

— 5 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.
Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Underart Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 5th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip tool.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Longreach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Longreach

— 2 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): make a trip to Wellshot Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Longreach trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Longreach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Longreach, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleville

— 2 nights
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. You've now added WWII Secret Base & Tour to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Historic House and Museum, then gain interesting insight with WWII Secret Base & Tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre. On the next day, walk around Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture, then snap pictures at Angellala Creek Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Outback Native Timber Walk, and finally stroll through Charleville Bilby Experience.

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You can drive from Longreach to Charleville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Longreach in September; daily highs in Charleville reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Queensland travel guide

4.3
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.