16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey planner

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Drive
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Agnes Water
— 1 night
Taxi
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Seventeen Seventy
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bowen
— 1 night
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cardwell
— 1 night
Drive
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Gladstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marlborough
— 2 nights
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Agnes Water

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at 1770 Distillery, then take in the pleasant sights at Paperbark Forest Walk, and then head off the coast to Lady Musgrave Island.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Agnes Water trip builder tool.

Brisbane to Agnes Water is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in Agnes Water dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Seventeen Seventy trip maker.

Seventeen Seventy is just a stone's throw from Agnes Water. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 6th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the galleries of Into The Blue Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bowen.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Bowen

— 1 night
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 7th (Tue), appreciate the history behind The Big Mango, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grays Bay, and finally make a trip to Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bowen trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Bowen in an hour. Traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for little chillier nights in Bowen, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Mission Beach

— 3 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mission Beach: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, stop by The Pocket, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Murdering Point Winery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach online itinerary planner.

Drive from Bowen to Mission Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mission Beach to Port Douglas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cardwell.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Cardwell

— 1 night
Cardwell is a tropical coastal town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Ob la di.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cardwell online road trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cardwell in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Cardwell

Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Gladstone

— 2 nights
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Gladstone trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cardwell to Gladstone. In July, daily temperatures in Gladstone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Marlborough.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Marlborough

— 2 nights
Marlborough is a small town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Marlborough Historical Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marlborough road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gladstone to Marlborough takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Marlborough when traveling from Gladstone in July, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Marlborough

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
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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.