10 days in Queensland Itinerary

10 days in Queensland Itinerary

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10 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney


1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planning tool .

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. October in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
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.
On the 18th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, and then step aboard HMAS Brisbane.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba journey planner .

Getting from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa Main Beach, Marcoola Beach, Spas & Wellness
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
On the 20th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast attractions planner .

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas journey maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns holiday builder website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Kayaking & Canoeing

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