32 days in Queensland Itinerary

32 days in Queensland Itinerary

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32 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  28​h
1
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+4
bus + shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  27​h
End: Exeter

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel planner.

Exeter, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Exeter to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Visiting Thornton Beach and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Myall Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and trek along Dubuji Boardwalk.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

2
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 Airlie Beach Lagoon. Change things up with a short trip to Grays Bay in Bowen (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Airlie Beach takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Cape Tribulation, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Grays Bay
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Visit Dicky Beach and Moffat Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, and walk around Roma Street Parkland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, Brisbane is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Noosa National Park and Mooloolaba Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim), Obi Boardwalk (in Maleny) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, get your bearings at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and gear up at Underground Surf.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Noosa day trip planning website .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kondalilla National Park, Obi Boardwalk, Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, Mount Ninderry, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Visiting Indian Head and Central Station Rainforest will get you outdoors.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burrum Heads Beach, then admire the striking features of Customs House Interpretive Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

6
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Hervey Bay to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Hervey Bay in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Cattana Wetlands, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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