19 days in Queensland Itinerary

19 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly

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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary planner.

Mactan Island, Philippines to Noosa is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mactan Island to Noosa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 2 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 12th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Elfotography Hervey Bay and then get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

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 14th (Sun), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 2 nights

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 16th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway and then step aboard Whitsunday Passage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, go for a walk through Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and stroll through Four Mile Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas route website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Tribulation side-trips: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, get great views at Mount Alexandra Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, stop by Pure Synergie Skin Store, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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