36 days in Queensland Itinerary

36 days in Queensland Itinerary

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36 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
7
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more). Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey maker website .

Helsinki, Finland to Cairns is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Cairns is 8 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shaolin Junk Cruises
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Spend the 5th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in October since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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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

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach & HMAS Brisbane), Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Kondalilla National Park (in Montville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, tee off at Headland Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, and explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach, Maroochydore Beach, Kondalilla National Park, Headland Golf Club
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
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 ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, make a trip to K'gari, and enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
K'gari ©
K'gari

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade, then make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and then trot along with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In October in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

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.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in October since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, stroll through Myall Beach, admire the natural beauty at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cow Bay Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Cow Bay Beach
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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