31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Townsville
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Northern Peninsula Airport
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Bamaga
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Kuranda
— 3 nights
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Herberton
— 3 nights
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Rockhampton Airport
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
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Cooktown
— 2 nights
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Mareeba
— 3 nights
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Innisfail
— 3 nights
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Millaa Millaa
— 3 nights
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Townsville

— 1 night
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, then learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, and finally Head underground at Copperfield Gorge. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Drill Hall Studio, look for gifts at CoffeeWorks, then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Sydney to Townsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Townsville reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then look for gifts at Moonglow Jewellery, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and finally play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Bamaga.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bamaga

— 1 night
Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bamaga trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Port Douglas to Bamaga with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Head to Cairns Art Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairnsfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cairns Aquarium.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Bamaga to Cairns with the Route module. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 18th (Sat), bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, get outside with Jetryder, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then get your game on at Sports Club.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hamilton Island: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Kuranda

— 3 nights
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Wrights Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Kuranda National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill, and finally stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery, view the masterpieces at Peter Jarver Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, then view the masterpieces at Kuranda Arts Co-Op, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuranda road trip planning app.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Kuranda by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. April in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Herberton.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Herberton

— 3 nights
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Historic Village Herberton and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Spy & Camera Museum and Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Herberton Mining Museum and don't miss a visit to Irvinebank.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Herberton route planner.

You can drive from Kuranda to Herberton in 1.5 hours. In April in Herberton, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for Rockhampton on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Herberton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Rockhampton

— 2 nights
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Let the collections at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum and Archer Park Rail Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Yeppoon Lagoon and Yeppoon Main Beach. Step out of Rockhampton with an excursion to Bluff Point Walking Track in Yeppoon--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get curious at FLOW Visitors Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Archer (Nurim), let the kids burn off some steam at Kershaw Gardens, and take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rockhampton tour builder app.

Explore your travel options from Herberton to Rockhampton with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Herberton in April since evenings lows in Rockhampton dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cooktown

— 2 nights
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grassy Hill and Endeavour River National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cooktown War Memorial and Cooktown History Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Finch Bay, and admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cooktown journey maker website.

Getting from Rockhampton to Cooktown by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mareeba.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mareeba

— 3 nights
Mareeba is a town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 2nd (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at MakoTrac International Racetrack (Go Kart Action), learn about winemaking at Golden Drop Mango Winery, relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, then explore the striking landscape of Davies Creek National Park, and finally examine the collection at The Beck Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Creek Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Danbulla National Park.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Mareeba trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cooktown to Mareeba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Mareeba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Innisfail.

Things to do in Mareeba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Innisfail

— 3 nights
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Relax by the water at Mission Beach and Etty Bay. Get outdoors at Eubenangee Swamp National Park and Attie Creek Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Innisfail side-trips: Helen Wiltshire Gallery (in Mission Beach) and Cardwell (Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park & Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Innisfail Temple, and stop by The Pocket.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Innisfail online holiday builder.

You can drive from Mareeba to Innisfail in 2 hours. In May in Innisfail, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Millaa Millaa.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Millaa Millaa

— 3 nights
Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Zillie Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Wooroonooran National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, then stop by The Barn Ravenshoe, and finally don't miss a visit to Windy Hill Wind Farm Viewing Area. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout, stroll around The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, then explore the striking landscape at Bromfield Swamp, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Malanda Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Millaa Millaa day trip planner.

Drive from Innisfail to Millaa Millaa in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Millaa Millaa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Millaa Millaa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Queensland travel guide

4.3
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.

Cape York travel guide

4.3
Fishing Charters & Tours · Bars & Clubs · Gift & Specialty Shops