31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

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31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yungaburra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Appreciate the collections at Art on Cairncross and Montville Art Gallery. Head to Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith and Old Church Gallery Moorefor some retail therapy. Take a break from Maleny with a short trip to Opals Down Under in Glenview, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, examine the collection at Landsborough Museum, do a tasting at Flame Hill Vineyard, and trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Maleny road trip app .

Brisbane to Maleny is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Montville, Old Church Gallery Moore, Opals Down Under, Chenrezig Institute, Landsborough Museum
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Art on Cairncross ©
Art on Cairncross
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Artisans Gallery and Hastings Street. You'll explore and learn at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery and Kin Kin East Steve Weis Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, and explore the galleries of Seaview Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast Brewery, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 28:
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek. Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip builder tool .

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 June, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

2
nights
Yungaburra

Yungaburra ©
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Village Herberton and Tolga Woodworks Gallery & Cafe. Shop till you drop at Rainforest Gems Gallery & Studio and Full Circle Studio and Gallery. Explore Yungaburra's surroundings by going to Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Herberton (Spy & Camera Museum & Herberton Mining Museum). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre, get a new perspective on nature at The Crystal Caves, don't miss a visit to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, and get engrossed in the history at Tolga Historical Society and Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yungaburra route maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Yungaburra. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Yungaburra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Herberton, Tolga, Atherton, Paronella Park
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Herberton Mining Museum ©
Herberton Mining Museum

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.
Visiting Daintree Discovery Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, stop by With Sugar, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yungaburra to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Thornton Beach, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Michael Seebeck Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Spend the 11th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, browse the different shops at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre, stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

5
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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (The Henderson Gallery, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, browse the fresh offerings at Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets, and view the masterpieces at Boomerang Art - Aboriginal Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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