24 days in Queensland Itinerary

24 days in Queensland Itinerary

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24 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Milan

4
nights
Cairns

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 Granite Gorge Nature Park and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atherton Tablelands and Birdworld Kuranda. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip app .

Milan, Italy to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Milan to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Trinity Beach, Spas
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseshoe Bay and Helicopter Tours. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Heart Reef, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Airlie Beach trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bay
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get in touch with nature at Esplanade and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg to see Bundaberg Rum Distillery about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, and make a trip to Australiana Cottage Crafts.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in August, Hervey Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Maryborough City Hall
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation planning site .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, and finally get all the information you need at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Underground Surf, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Peregian Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa tour 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 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Mount Ninderry
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
Visit Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Springbrook National Park and Kurrawa Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel route builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours

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