22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Visiting Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Indian Head and Eli Creek.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island tour itinerary maker .

Manchester, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Fraser Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Fraser Island: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hervey Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

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You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and stop by With Sugar.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Thornton Beach and Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Myall Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation day trip tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns online road trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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