21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 45 min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
6
Magnetic Island
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  10 h 45 min
7
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Brisbane
— Few hours
End: Brisbane

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach), Main Beach (Anthea Polson Art & Sea World Theme Park) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary app .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coast Airport. In Juli, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Agnes Water.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Agnes Water

Agnes Water
For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Agnes Water driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Agnes Water takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in Juli since evenings lows in Agnes Water dip to 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks Nature Outdoors
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3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef, then view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Agnes Water in Juli, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then make a trip to Kissing Point Fort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville attractions planner.

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in Juli: highs in Townsville hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Kissing Point Fort ©
Kissing Point Fort

4
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at With Sugar, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

Planning Port Douglas trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In Juli in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Magnetic Island is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk, explore the striking landscape of Magnetic Island National Park, identify plant and animal life at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island attractions site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Magnetic Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in Juli, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Magnetic Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail ©
Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rockhampton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Magnetic Island to Rockhampton by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Magnetic Island in Juli, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Rockhampton. You will leave for Noosa on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Outdoors
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4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mooloolaba (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Mooloolaba Beach, &more) and Buderim Lions Park (in Buderim). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, stroll through Peregian Beach, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Noosa day trip app .

You can take a train from Rockhampton to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Lions Park
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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hours
Brisbane

Brisbane
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online travel planner .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks
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