32 days in Queensland Itinerary

32 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Cairns
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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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Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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4
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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Tugun Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kurrawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Relove Oxley, Noosa Chocolate Factory, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visit Mooloolaba Beach and Marcoola Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Kings Beach and Noosa National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Stumers Creek (in Coolum Beach), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Sunshine Coast Brewery (in Kunda Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, stroll through Peregian Beach, and stop by Peticular.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Noosa online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

6
nights
Fraser Island

We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Eli Creek and Lake McKenzie.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip builder app.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

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.
Visiting Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Cow Bay to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout about 44 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

5
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Ellis Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, stroll through Nudey Beach, and make a trip to Freshwater Station.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

2
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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.
On the 24th (Sun), kick back and relax at The Strand and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Alligator Falls Track, then step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Townsville road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Townsville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.