22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 3 nights
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & SunJet Simulations), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Tinbeerwah, and kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island attractions website.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel route builder.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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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.
When in Cape Tribulation, make a side trip to see Walu Wugirriga Lookout in Cow Bay, approximately Cow Bay away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Four Mile Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
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Airlie Beach

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 4th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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