35 days in Queensland Itinerary

35 days in Queensland Itinerary

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35 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Herberton
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Longreach trip builder app .

Sydney to Longreach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Longreach to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Longreach
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5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Surfer's Paradise Beach and The Brisbane River. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Wolston Farmhouse in Wacol--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at GOMA, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Brisbane vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in August, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads, Wolston Farmhouse, Surfer's Paradise Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Kondalilla National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, and kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Caloundra Lighthouses, Chenrezig Institute
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
We've included these beaches for you: Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get outdoors at Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Indian Head.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. August in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

few
hours
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, don't miss a visit to Hou Wang Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tableland.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Herberton road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Herberton. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fraser Island in August: high temperatures in Herberton hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Herberton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Atherton Tableland, Hou Wang Temple
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Hou Wang Temple ©
Hou Wang Temple

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Discovery Centre and Cow Bay Beach. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Herberton to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

5
nights
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.
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Des Spencer Galleries are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 1st (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

5
nights
Cairns

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
We've included these beaches for you: Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Grays Bay in Bowen--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Bowen, Whitsunday Islands
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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