41 days in Queensland Itinerary

41 days in Queensland Itinerary

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41 days in Queensland Itinerary

Sydney
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Caloundra
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Longreach
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 7 nights
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
Cairns
— 7 nights
Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Sydney

5
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
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K'gari
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Lake Birrabeen

5
days
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Bulcock Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Artisans Gallery and Chenrezig Institute. Explore Caloundra's surroundings by going to Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli), Hastings Street (in Noosa) and Montville Art Gallery (in Montville).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Caloundra route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Noosa, Buderim, Artisans Gallery, Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Castle
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Wolston Farmhouse. Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planning site .

You can drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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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
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

2
days
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback Train, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach day trip planning site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Longreach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

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Longreach
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7
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Janbal Gallery and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, explore the galleries of Des Spencer Galleries, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mowbray National Park, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Longreach in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Daintree Discovery Centre and Grassy Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Cape Tribulation with an excursion to Finch Bay in Cooktown--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In June in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cooktown, Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay

7
days
Cairns

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Michael Seebeck Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

5
days
Airlie Beach

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.
Visit Airlie Beach Lagoon and Whitehaven Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Bredl's Wild Farm (in Bloomsbury), Horseshoe Bay (in Bowen) and Cedar Creek Falls (in Proserpine). Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, explore the activities along Heart Reef, and stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bredl's Wild Farm, Cedar Creek Falls, Horseshoe Bay
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Bredl's Wild Farm ©
Bredl's Wild Farm
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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