36 days in Queensland Itinerary

36 days in Queensland Itinerary

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36 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  33​h
1
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Longreach
— 1 day
+2
Fly + train + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Caloundra
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
7
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Relax by the water at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island travel route builder app .

London, UK to Fraser Island is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
day
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach route builder .

Getting from Fraser Island to Longreach by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Longreach

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

4
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Shop till you drop at The Original Eumundi Markets and Noosa Farmers Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hastings Street and Artisans Gallery. Explore Caloundra's surroundings by going to Eumundi (Berkelouw Book Barn & The Real McCaul), Maleny (Art on Cairncross & Maleny Cheese) and Maroochydore (Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza & Maroochydore Beach).

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Caloundra day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Longreach to Caloundra in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in September, expect nights in Caloundra to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Noosa, Maleny, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see GOMA in Brisbane, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Caloundra to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Head to Coffee Works and The Reef Marinafor plenty of shopping. Spend the 3rd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 4th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, look for gifts at With Sugar, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and view the masterpieces at Janbal Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman, Wonga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Safaris

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Myall Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Entomological museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Grassy Hill in Cooktown (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. In October in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Grassy Hill
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness). Spend the 13th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, stop by Luminous Lights, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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