9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip maker

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Hughenden
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
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Hughenden

— 1 night
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hughenden tour planner.

Roma to Hughenden is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In September, daily temperatures in Hughenden can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hughenden

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Hughenden to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Hughenden in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Riverway, hike along Castle Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Townsville driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Townsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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 27th (Sun): stroll through Esplanade and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Townsville to Hervey Bay by car takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Hervey Bay. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.