18 days in Queensland Itinerary

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

18 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder website .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 11th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and stop by Into The Blue Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Brisbane in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Myall Beach. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 20th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then admire all the interesting features of Maheno Wreck. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie and then take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, things will get little chillier in Fraser Island: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

Similar Plans

20 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, kids, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Tasmania & Queensland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans