24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Cooktown
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Herberton
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
6
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

1
day
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, get great views at Grassy Hill, then steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cooktown online day trip planner .

Perth to Cooktown is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Perth to Cooktown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

5
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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 5th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip tool .

You can drive from Cooktown to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Visit St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 8th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder site .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Herberton.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery ©
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

1
night
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Spy & Camera Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, and then identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tableland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Herberton trip planning site .

You can drive from Cairns to Herberton in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Herberton are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Herberton

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Atherton Tablelands
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Spy & Camera Museum ©
Spy & Camera Museum

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, explore the activities along Eli Creek, and kick back and relax at Indian Head.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Herberton to Fraser Island. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Herberton in August: high temperatures in Fraser Island hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
On the 18th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Caloundra Lighthouses, step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gerrards Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, stroll through Wirreanda Park, and then contemplate the long history of Everglades.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Caloundra trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wirreanda Park, Sunshine Castle, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Gerrards Lookout, Everglades
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Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Caloundra Lighthouses ©
Caloundra Lighthouses
Sunshine Castle ©
Sunshine Castle

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel) and Boggo Road Gaol. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, and make a trip to Cathedral Square.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip site .

You can drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sea World Theme Park, Wynnum Esplanade
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
South Brisbane Memorial Park ©
South Brisbane Memorial Park

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