22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Caloundra
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Noosa route planner .

Melbourne to Noosa is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. You will leave for Brisbane on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

The Original Eumundi Markets
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Dreamworld (in Coomera) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's more to do: explore the activities along The Brisbane River and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 7th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planning site .

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 April, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas journey app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

3
nights
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 16th (Tue): find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, then experience rural life at The Big Pineapple, and then kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Mooloolaba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in April: high temperatures in Mooloolaba hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Ginger Factory, The Big Pineapple, Maroochydore Beach, Buderim Lions Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 18th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach and then stop by MaisyMoo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Aussie World, then have some family-friendly fun at Big Kart Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Caloundra day trip planner.

Caloundra is just a short distance from Mooloolaba. In April, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aussie World, Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Aussie World ©
Aussie World

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