4 days in Queensland Itinerary

4 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip maker

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Beerwah
— 1 day
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Gladstone Airport
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Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackay
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Beerwah

— 1 day
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beerwah trip planner.

Brisbane to Beerwah is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Beerwah are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Beerwah

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gladstone

— 1 night
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Maritime Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gladstone trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beerwah to Gladstone. Traveling from Beerwah in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gladstone, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Gladstone

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks

Mackay

— 1 night
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Bucasia Beach, grab your bike and head to Bluewater Trail, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mackay General Cemetery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackay online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gladstone to Mackay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cairns trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Mackay to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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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.