18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Cairns, Bus to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive
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Atherton
— 1 night
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Brisbane
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Brisbane

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, then walk around Roma Street Parkland, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Brisbane. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in July, with highs in Brisbane at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Noosa

— 3 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Equathon as well as Australia Zoo. Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Peregian Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noosa route planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Hervey Bay

— 2 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fraser Island as well as K'gari Fraser Island Adventures. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see K'gari Fraser Island Adventures and then head off the coast to Fraser Island. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Hervey Bay online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll set off for Hamilton Island on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Hamilton Island

— 3 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
You've now added Whitsunday Islands National Park to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, stroll through Whitsunday Islands National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then make a trip to Passage Peak.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hamilton Island travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Hervey Bay in July, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Thornton Beach and then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hamilton Island to Cape Tribulation in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, you will find days in Cape Tribulation are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Atherton.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your trip

Atherton

— 1 night
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Atherton trip maker site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Atherton in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Atherton can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Brisbane

— 1 night

Australia's New World City

On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane visit planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atherton to Brisbane. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atherton in August; daily highs in Brisbane reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.

Daintree Region travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.