24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Redcliffe
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h
7
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation to see Daintree National Park about 52 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get much hotter in Port Douglas: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Longreach trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Longreach when traveling from Port Douglas in April, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Redcliffe.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

2
nights
Redcliffe

Redcliffe ©
Redcliffe is a residential suburb of the Brisbane metropolitan area located within Moreton Bay Region LGA in the east north-east of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28km north-north-east of the Brisbane CBD. On the 20th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australia Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Woody Point Jetty. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glass House Mountains National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Redcliffe tour website .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Redcliffe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in April, expect nights in Redcliffe to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Redcliffe

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Botanic Gardens and Nepalese Pagoda. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Gold Coast to see Zipline about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, walk around Roma Street Parkland, and take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary site .

Brisbane is just a stone's throw from Redcliffe. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Zipline

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, then examine the collection at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and finally stroll through Cylinder Beach. On the next day, get great views at North Gorge Walk, kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amity Point Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to North Stradbroke Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
North Gorge Walk
North Gorge Walk

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Explore hidden gems such as Lake McKenzie and Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

Plan my day in Fraser Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Stradbroke Island to Fraser Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, get outside with Jetryder, don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, and view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island day trip planner .

Do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Hamilton Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders. Venture out of the city with trips to The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: take the plunge with a skydiving experience and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip site .

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Hamilton Island in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Curtain Fig National Park, The Crystal Caves
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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