17 days in Queensland Itinerary

17 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Buderim.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

3
nights
Buderim

Buderim ©
Buderim is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buderim: Cocorico Hand-Made Chocolate (in Flaxton), Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton) and Mount Ngungun (in Glass House Mountains). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, stroll around Wirreanda Park, and hunt for treasures at Yandina Markets.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buderim vacation site.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Buderim takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Buderim can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Buderim

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yandina, Chenrezig Institute, Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., Cocorico Hand-Made Chocolate, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory
Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip builder site.

Drive from Buderim to Hervey Bay in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier
Harbour Gift Gallery ©
Harbour Gift Gallery

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Spend the 7th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and stroll around Munro Martin Parklands.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Photography Tours in Daintree, approximately Daintree away. There's lots more to do: get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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nights
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 14th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route builder.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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