22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly to Mackay, Bus to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Daisy Hill Conservation Park and Koala Centre and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Opal Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online day trip planner.

London, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Brisbane is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 1 night

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tugun Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Noosa.
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Noosa Botanic Gardens, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and then tee off at Noosa Hills Par 3 Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, and then identify plant and animal life at Noosa Safaris.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Noosa road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to 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 11th (Sat), kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Ocean Therapies Massage and Wellness Centre, then take a tour by water with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, and finally walk around Pialba Adventure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay tour builder site.

You can drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 5 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catseye Beach and Turtle Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Airlie Beach: Bowen (Corals City 2 Country, Horseshoe Bay, &more), Hamilton Island Golf Club (in Hamilton Island) and Cape Hillsborough National Park (in Cape Hillsborough). It doesn't end there: trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in November since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yorkeys Knob Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Behana Gorge Waterfall and Red Arrow Walk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 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.
Visiting Safaris and Hook-A-Barra will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route app.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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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