21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
2
Caloundra
— 2 nights
3
Birdsville
— 2 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
7
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights

2
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay is known for wildlife, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and test your problem-solving skills at Breakout The Room.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Hervey Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Mary Ann Steam Locomotive
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

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Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): zoom along the surf with Caloundra Jet Ski, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Caloundra trip builder site.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Caloundra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Caloundra Jet Ski ©
Caloundra Jet Ski
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum

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Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Tue), explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune and then get outside with Birdsville Races.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Birdsville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Birdsville takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Caloundra, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Birdsville, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), let the river carry you with Ocean Safari, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Birdsville to Cape Tribulation. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Birdsville in September since evenings lows in Cape Tribulation dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Wrights Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Speed Boats Tours
Helicopter Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Warner Bros. Movie World in Oxenford (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, Brisbane is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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