29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

Make it your trip
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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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, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory, and stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planner.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Mooloolaba

— 4 nights
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Mooloolaba is known for wildlife, theme parks, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Kawana Waters Marina, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Divinity Spa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Mooloolaba, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Fraser Island

— 4 nights
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Fraser Island Day Spa.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Hervey Bay

— 3 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of Hervey Bay to go to Maryborough and see Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get engrossed in the history at Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Customs House Interpretive Centre, and don't miss a visit to The Pier.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay travel planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then go for a walk through Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip builder website.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Hervey Bay in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Hamilton Island

— 2 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get outside with Jetryder, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in 2 hours. In September in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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 an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip app.

Getting from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Hamilton Island in September, you will find days in Port Douglas are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Cape Tribulation

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online journey planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and have fun at Muddy's Playground.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

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.