47 days in Queensland Itinerary

47 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Maleny
— 3 nights
2
Buderim
— 4 nights
3
Noosa
— 4 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
5
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
6
Seventeen Seventy
— 2 nights
7
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
9
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
10
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
11
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
12
Brisbane
— 4 nights

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
When in Maleny, make a side trip to see Lasting Impressions Gallery in Kenilworth, approximately Kenilworth away. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Glass House Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun, and relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies.

Before you visit Maleny, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Brisbane to Maleny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Maleny sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Buderim.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains, Lasting Impressions Gallery, Chenrezig Institute, Clock Shop, Mapleton Observatory
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Glass House Mountains National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Mapleton Observatory ©
Mapleton Observatory

4
nights
Buderim

Buderim ©
Buderim is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Buderim is known for wildlife, golf, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun and explore at Nambour & District Historical Museum Assoc. Inc., examine the collection at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, make a trip to Foote Sanctuary of Buderim, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Yandina Markets.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buderim online travel route planner.

Drive from Maleny to Buderim in an hour. In September in Buderim, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Buderim

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Yandina, Nambour, Bli Bli, Queensland Zoo, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
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Mount Ninderry ©
Mount Ninderry
Yandina Markets ©
Yandina Markets

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mount Cooroora (in Pomona) and Mooloolaba (The Wharf Mooloolaba, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, stop by Watermelon Red, take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Noosa vacation maker site.

Drive from Buderim to Noosa in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Lows Lookout, Mount Cooroora
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, step aboard Maheno Wreck, and make a trip to K'gari.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens, browse the exhibits of Elfotography Hervey Bay, thenstop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan a Hervey Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens ©
Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens
Elfotography Hervey Bay ©
Elfotography Hervey Bay

2
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seventeen Seventy trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Seventeen Seventy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hervey Bay in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seventeen Seventy, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Hamilton Island (Go-Kart Racing Track, Passage Peak, &more). Spend the 20th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Airlie Beach using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Airlie Beach takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

6
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 (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). Spend the 24th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Cascades.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route planning website.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Airlie Beach in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Red Arrow Walk, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay) and Photography Tours (in Daintree). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

5
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 4th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get outside with The Bump Track, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To plan Port Douglas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Castle Glen Cellars in Tamborine Mountain (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, walk around John Fraser Memorial Park, get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip website.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Castle Glen Cellars
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

4
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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Brisbane sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Conondale National Park
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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