19 days in Queensland Itinerary

19 days in Queensland Itinerary

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19 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  34​h
1
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  28​h
End: Oslo

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 14th (Fri), explore the activities along Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Birrabeen and then delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest.

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

Oslo, Norway to Fraser Island is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Fraser Island to Gold Coast by combination of car and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then stop by Spinifex Collections, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Longreach journey tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in September, expect nights in Longreach to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing, take a tour by water with Pilgrim Sailing, and then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail, and then stroll through Geoffrey Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island journey planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Longreach to Magnetic Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Longreach in September, Magnetic Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Townsville trip planner.

Townsville is very close to Magnetic Island. In September, daytime highs in Townsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Birdworld Kuranda and Cairns Kart Hire Track. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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 26th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Discovery Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation tour planning site .

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 September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
On the 28th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. On your second day here, head outdoors with The Bump Track and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In September in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Spas & Wellness

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