19 days in Queensland Itinerary

19 days in Queensland Itinerary

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19 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip site .

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ngarru Gallery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Bring the kids along to Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 10th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in October: highs in Port Douglas hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Thornton Beach. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

4
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.
Let the collections at Historic Village Herberton and Underart Gallery capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Village Gallery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek will get you outdoors. Attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head make great kid-friendly stops.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get slightly colder in Fraser Island: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, and then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Noosa trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chenrezig Institute, Caloundra Lighthouses
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

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 25th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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