28 days in Queensland Itinerary

28 days in Queensland Itinerary

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28 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Bribie Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
6
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  3​h
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kurrawa Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and appreciate the history behind Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto to Gold Coast, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in November: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by The Real McCaul, then kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Maroochydore Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, and then wander the streets of Hastings Street.

Plan trip to Noosa with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore Beach, The Real McCaul, Kings Beach, Mooloolaba Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eli Creek and Woodgate Beach. Get in touch with nature at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Maheno Wreck.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Woodgate Beach
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
On the 13th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Bribie Island Butterfly House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sylvan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Eric the Emu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bribie Island trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Bribie Island. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Fri), stop by Whitsunday Opals, then explore the activities along Heart Reef, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach attractions website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bribie Island to Airlie Beach. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bribie Island in November since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Speed Boats Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
On the 17th (Sun), tour the water at your own pace with Big Mama Sailing and then step off the mainland to explore Magnetic Island Forts Walk. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Geoffrey Bay, then take a tour by water with Pilgrim Sailing, then get engrossed in the history at Magnetic Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at West Point.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Magnetic Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In November in Magnetic Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Magnetic Island Forts Walk ©
Magnetic Island Forts Walk
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay
Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Village Herberton and Jaques Coffee Plantation. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wonga Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Coffee Works. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online day trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myall Beach and Finch Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Grassy Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield), Cooktown History Centre (in Cooktown) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cow Bay Beach, relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. November in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooktown, Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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