29 days in Queensland Itinerary

29 days in Queensland Itinerary

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29 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 45​min
8
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane online road trip planner .

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny), Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, stroll around Wirreanda Park, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

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 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

SunJet Simulations, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Wirreanda Park
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest, and don't miss a visit to K'gari.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Fraser Island Great Walk ©
Fraser Island Great Walk
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 14th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park, and then look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip builder site .

You can drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In July in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Photography Tours, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 17th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in July since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 28th (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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