16 days in Queensland Itinerary

16 days in Queensland Itinerary

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16 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Wanggoolba Creek and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Perth to Fraser Island is an approximately 13.5-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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

1
day
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

#Nature, #Parks
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Laguna Lookout ©
Laguna Lookout

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 10th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel route builder site .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

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Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

3
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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for gifts at Coffee Works, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip app .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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