29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 5 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online itinerary planner.

Sydney to Port Douglas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Cape Tribulation

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Daintree Discovery Centre and Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation online road trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Cairns

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuranda (Honey House & Australian Butterfly Sanctuary) and Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

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 18th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in September: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Mooloolaba

— 5 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.
Attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Aussie World make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroochydore Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mooloolaba online tour planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Mooloolaba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Mooloolaba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Fraser Island

— 5 nights
Family-friendly places like Lake McKenzie and K'gari will thrill your kids.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Gold Coast

— 5 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands & City Botanic Gardens). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, get outside with Qld Luxury Car Rentals, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast online road trip planner.

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

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.