31 days in Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Queensland Itinerary

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31 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Ballandean
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Warwick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Toowoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Berlin


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.
Let the collections at Samurai Gallery Australia and Historic Village Herberton capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, look for gifts at Cairns Central Shopping Centre, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary app .

Berlin, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Cairns due to the time zone difference. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
For shopping fun, head to Coffee Works or Funstuff by Lynda. Let the collections at Daintree Discovery Centre and Janbal Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Daintree Entomological museum & Myall Beach) and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree). Spend the 8th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and stop by With Sugar.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre, Janbal Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Airlie Beach to go to Hayman Island and see Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, explore the activities along Heart Reef, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Lions Airlie Beach Markets.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach day trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hiking & Bushwalks One&Only Hayman Island
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
day
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Girraween National Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ballandean trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Airlie Beach to Ballandean. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warwick.

Things to do in Ballandean

Nature Parks
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park

1
night
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is a town and locality in southeast Queensland, Australia, lying 130km south-west of Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the engineering at Leslie Dam, then explore and take pictures at Morgan Park Raceway, and then appreciate the history behind Cunningham's Monument.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Warwick travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Ballandean to Warwick takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks

Side Trip

Cunningham's Monument
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Leslie Dam ©
Leslie Dam
Morgan Park Raceway ©
Morgan Park Raceway

1
night
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. On the 19th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Spring Bluff.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba vacation planner.

Getting from Warwick to Toowoomba by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Toowoomba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spring Bluff
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden
St Luke's Anglican Church ©
St Luke's Anglican Church
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Artisans Gallery and Queensland Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at The Original Eumundi Markets and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Maleny (Maleny Cheese, Art on Cairncross, & more), Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, don't miss a visit to Hastings Street, see the interesting displays at Mapleton Observatory, and stop by Belmondos Organic Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip planner.

You can drive from Toowoomba to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eumundi, Maleny, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

6
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.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre or Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Marina Mirage (in Main Beach), Surfer's Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise) and Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, take a stroll through Queen Street Mall, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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