32 days in Queensland Itinerary

32 days in Queensland Itinerary

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32 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Aalborg
Fly:  36​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
2
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 5 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Aalborg

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
When in Fraser Island, make a side trip to see Figtree Treasures in Childers, approximately 1h 55 min away.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island online travel route planner .

Aalborg, Denmark to Fraser Island is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aalborg to Fraser Island is 9 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Aalborg in October: highs in Fraser Island hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra
Venture out of the city with trips to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Noosa (Noosa National Park, Laguna Lookout, & more).

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Caloundra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Noosa, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Australia Zoo
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford). There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder .

Drive from Caloundra to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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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

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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Tue), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns vacation maker .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at Coffee Works, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 11th (Sun), get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, then view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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