15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 1 night
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Pier, thenstop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier
Harbour Gift Gallery ©
Harbour Gift Gallery

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Cairns

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Annie's at the Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in August, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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Port Douglas

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 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and stop by With Sugar.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Douglas fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Change things up with these side-trips from Airlie Beach: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Art Gallery & Passage Peak) and Whitsunday Island (Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach). Spend the 27th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Island
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Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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