12 days in Queensland Itinerary

12 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland journey planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Atherton
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Unknown
5
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Unknown
6
Heron Island
— 1 night
Unknown
7
Glass House Mountains
— 2 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Perth

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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Perth to Port Douglas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Port Douglas is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in March, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Atherton.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Atherton — 1 night

Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve and then admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Atherton trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Atherton takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Atherton are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Atherton to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hamilton Island.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Hamilton Island — 1 night

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Catseye Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online trip maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

Whitsunday Island — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Whitsunday Island with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Heron Island.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Heron Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aqua Soul Spa.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Heron Island day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Heron Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glass House Mountains.
Spas
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Glass House Mountains — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at The Ole Lollie Shop and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glass House Mountains trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Heron Island to Glass House Mountains with the Route module. In March in Glass House Mountains, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
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.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.