31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

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31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly:  29​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cow Bay
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Entebbe

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Queen Street Mall. You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters) and Marina Mirage (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane holiday planner .

Entebbe, Uganda to Brisbane is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Entebbe to Brisbane, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Longreach vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Longreach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Brisbane in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Longreach: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Shopping
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Outback Pics ©
Outback Pics

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Popular historic sites such as Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral are in your itinerary. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, and look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary app .

Fly from Longreach to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in November, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will get to explore Janbal Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 26th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Coffee Works, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cow Bay.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
Cow Bay

Cow Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cow Bay holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cow Bay takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cow Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Eli Creek. Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Burrum Heads Beach will thrill your kids.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cow Bay to Fraser Island. Traveling from Cow Bay in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fraser Island, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Visit Noosa Main Beach and Kings Beach for some beach relaxation. Art on Cairncross and Queensland Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: McCarthy's Lookout (in Maleny), Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore) and Lows Lookout (in Coolum Beach). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, take a stroll through Hastings Street, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Maleny, Caloundra, Lows Lookout, Mooloolaba Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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