23 days in Queensland Itinerary

23 days in Queensland Itinerary

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23 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
2
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+4
ferry + bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 15​min
6
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Airlie Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseshoe Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Grays Bay. There's more to do: look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery.

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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. In November, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 19th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay, then head off the coast to Magnetic Island Forts Walk, and then tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Magnetic Island trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation
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Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's still lots to do: stroll through Four Mile Beach and identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Magnetic Island to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
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 Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Myall Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Cow Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cow Bay
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Michaelmas Cay and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip site .

You can take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Central Station Rainforest and Wanggoolba Creek.

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Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Fraser Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then take a tour of HMAS Brisbane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noosa trip planner .

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 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Kings Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Burleigh Head National Park and Greenmount Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: stroll through Kurrawa Beach, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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