21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
4
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Bribie Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Vienna

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Michaelmas Cay and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Step out of the city life by going to Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday planner .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vienna to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation travel route 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

1
night
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 10th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay, then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then choose your vessel at Big Mama Sailing. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Magnetic Island National Park, take an in-depth tour of Magnetic Island Museum, and then choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Magnetic Island tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Magnetic Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

1
night
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Woorim Beach, identify plant and animal life at Bribie Island Butterfly House, and then kick back and relax at Sylvan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Magnetic Island to Bribie Island. Traveling from Magnetic Island in February, expect Bribie Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
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Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre ©

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Bribie Island to Fraser Island with the Route module. In February in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Peregian Beach and Kings Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Real McCaul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

Discover how to plan a Noosa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla Falls, Lows Lookout, The Real McCaul, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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