7 days in Queensland Itinerary

7 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland tour planner
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Bundaberg
— 1 day
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Nambour
— 1 night
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Maroochydore
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Bundaberg
— 1 day
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Bundaberg — 1 day

On the 12th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Alexandra Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling Company, and finally pick up some local products at Alloway Farm Market.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg road trip planner.

Brisbane to Bundaberg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nambour.
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Nambour — 1 night

Nambour is a town and locality in South East Queensland, Australia, north of the state capital, Brisbane. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, meet the residents at Queensland Zoo, then look for gifts at Podie Pie, and finally get great views at Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nambour online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bundaberg to Nambour in 3 hours. In August in Nambour, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Maroochydore.
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Maroochydore — 1 night

Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Maroochydore travel itinerary planner.

Maroochydore is just a short distance from Nambour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 1 night

Australia's New World City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel), and finally take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online vacation planner.

You can drive from Maroochydore to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Billy Tea Safaris. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout, then see the interesting displays at The Bundaberg Barrel, then sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bundaberg Library.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bundaberg holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Bundaberg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Bundaberg to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Queensland travel guide

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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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