11 days in Queensland Itinerary

11 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland attractions planner
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Mount Isa
— 1 night
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Mackay
— 3 nights
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Rockhampton — 2 nights

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Explore Rockhampton's surroundings by going to Capricorn Caves (in The Caves) and Yeppoon (Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Yeppoon Main Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, see what you can catch with Guided Fishing DownUnder, learn insider's secrets on Saleyards Distillery, and get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rockhampton vacation website.

Brisbane to Rockhampton is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rockhampton, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Townsville.
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Townsville — 3 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for sightseeing, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Strand, make a trip to Riverway, admire all the interesting features of Castle Hill, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Townsville road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Rockhampton to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rockhampton in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Townsville, with lows around 21°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa — 1 night

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine, and then get outside with Telstra Hill.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Isa road trip site.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mount Isa takes 10 hours. Traveling from Townsville in September, expect nights in Mount Isa to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mackay.
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Outdoors
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Mackay — 3 nights

Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Mackay is known for theme parks, parks, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: grab your bike and head to Bluewater Trail, take an in-depth tour of Mackay Museum, walk around Gooseponds, and don't miss a visit to Mackay Town Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mackay road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Mount Isa to Mackay with the Route module. When traveling from Mount Isa in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Mackay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.
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