27 days in Queensland Itinerary

27 days in Queensland Itinerary

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27 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
car:  7​h
5
Cape Hillsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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 13th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a stroll through Wynnum Esplanade.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Brisbane. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Wynnum Esplanade
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa online trip builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Lows Lookout
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 18th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and then don't miss a visit to The Pier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Eli Creek.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Fraser Island

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

2
nights
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hillsborough National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Hillsborough day trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Cape Hillsborough. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cape Hillsborough, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Nature Parks
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

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.
Relax by the water at Whitehaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Beach Book Boutique.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach travel route app .

Getting from Cape Hillsborough to Airlie Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Cape Hillsborough in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Mossman Gorge. Spend the 25th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Daintree National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cooktown (Grassy Hill & James Cook Museum) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Myall Beach, hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooktown, Daintree Discovery Centre, Black Mountain National Park
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Balloon Rides. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas & Wellness about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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