14 days in Queensland Itinerary

14 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland tour planner

Make it your trip
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Brisbane

— 2 nights

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. September in Brisbane sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters and then relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa tour builder app.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Spas · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Port Douglas

— 4 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planning site.

Getting from Noosa to Port Douglas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Cairns

— 4 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.
Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Airlie Beach

— 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 28th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Queensland travel guide

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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.