8 days in Queensland Itinerary

8 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland attractions planner

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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
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Daydream Island
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Brisbane
— 1 night

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Brisbane

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Hamilton Island

— 1 night
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): head outdoors with Jetryder, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hamilton Island tour planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Hamilton Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hamilton Island, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Daydream Island

— 1 night
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Daydream Island Day Spa and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Daydream Island trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

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 1st (Fri), look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To plan Airlie Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Airlie Beach. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Brisbane

— 1 night

Australia's New World City

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then try out the rides at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, Brisbane is little chillier at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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.