22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  24​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Lahore

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online day trip planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Brisbane is 5 hours. Traveling from Lahore in January, expect nights in Brisbane to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gold Coast trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Step out of Mooloolaba with an excursion to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World in Maleny--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mount Coolum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolum Beach, Australia Zoo, Aqua Fun Park, Spas, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mooloolaba to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Mooloolaba in January, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 31st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Bloomfield Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Daintree Entomological museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and finally stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Walu Wugirriga Lookout, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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