22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  26​h
1
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Townsville
— 1 day
ferry:  30​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba route planning website .

London, UK to Mooloolaba is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Mooloolaba reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Caloundra Lighthouses, Peregian Beach, Hastings Street
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest. Escape the urban bustle at Eli Creek and Champagne Pools.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island travel route planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natural Bridge and Kirra Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Kurrawa Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Glow Worm Caves in North Tamborine--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast route maker app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In April in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Glow Worm Caves
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Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

1
day
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 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then hike along Castle Hill, and then steep yourself in history at National Trust Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Townsville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Townsville is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
National Trust Heritage Centre ©
National Trust Heritage Centre

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 12th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Big Mama Sailing, then admire all the interesting features of Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay. Keep things going the next day: choose your vessel at Pilgrim Sailing, then look for gifts at Magnetic Island Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Magnetic Island National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island road trip site .

Magnetic Island is just a short distance from Townsville. In April in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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Magnetic Island National Park ©
Magnetic Island National Park
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

1
night
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 14th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree National Park and Cow Bay Beach. Visiting Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Alexandra Bay Waterfall will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 30 minutes away). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online tour planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. April in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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 hidden gems such as Historic Village Herberton and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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