34 days in Queensland Itinerary

34 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
3
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
5
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
6
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
7
Noosa
— 4 nights
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
9
Gold Coast
— 4 nights

1
night
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 21st (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Airlie Beach at 26°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Helicopter Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Horses in Port, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Daintree Discovery Centre & Cow Bay Beach). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: see D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, and get a new perspective on things with Ocean Safari.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Kuranda Rainforest Journeys (in Kuranda). Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Kuranda Rainforest Journeys
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Go for a jaunt from Hervey Bay to Childers to see Old Pharmacy Museum about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hervey Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Hervey Bay to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Maryborough, Old Pharmacy Museum
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
The Pier ©
The Pier

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Skydive Noosa (in Marcoola). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Noosa River & Canal Cruises, get great views at Mount Tinbeerwah, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra Coastal Walk, Mooloolaba Beach, Skydive Noosa
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Noosa River & Canal Cruises ©
Noosa River & Canal Cruises
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Essential Bodywork ©
Essential Bodywork

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

4
nights
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.
Step out of Gold Coast to go to Tamborine Mountain and see Cork 'n Fork Tours, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, race across the water with Jetboat Extreme, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cork 'n Fork Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Cork 'n Fork Tours ©
Cork 'n Fork Tours
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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