11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation planner
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Brisbane — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online journey planner.

Hobart to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in November: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

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 25th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach road trip website.

Fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in November since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns route tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Rex Lookout in Wangetti--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planning website.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa travel route website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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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.
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