30 days in Queensland Itinerary

30 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland itinerary planner
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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Ayr
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
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Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & McCarthy's Lookout). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Noosa River & Canal Cruises, look for gifts at Watermelon Red, indulge in some personalized pampering at Essential Bodywork, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa online journey planner.

Brisbane to Noosa is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.
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Hervey Bay — 3 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Take a break from Hervey Bay with a short trip to Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum in Maryborough, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon, hike along Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail, and stop by Harbour Gift Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay day trip app.

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. September in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Fraser Island — 4 nights

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ayr.
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Ayr — 2 nights

Ayr is a town and locality in the Shire of Burdekin, Queensland, Australia.GeographyAyr is located 88km south of Townsville on the Bruce Highway and 12km away from the (smaller) town of Home Hill. You've now added Ayr Nature Display to your itinerary. On the 11th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Ayr Nature Display. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Yongala Dive, then get great views at Mount Inkerman Scenic Lookout, and then admire the masterpieces at Zaro Cultural Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ayr visit planner.

Drive from Fraser Island to Ayr in 14 hours. September in Ayr sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip builder tool.

Drive from Ayr to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. September in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.
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Cape Tribulation — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with Ocean Safari, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and get a tailor-made plan with D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour builder.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cork 'n Fork Tours in Tamborine Mountain (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, race across the water with Ocean Jet, and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

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You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Brisbane Whale Watching in Redcliffe, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, stroll around Roma Street Parkland, and find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip builder website.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel 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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