41 days in Queensland Itinerary

41 days in Queensland Itinerary

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41 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  21​h
1
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
West Burleigh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Maleny
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Fraser Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Caravonica
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
End: Boracay

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 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas travel itinerary creator.

Boracay, Philippines to Port Douglas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Boracay to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boracay in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Port Douglas, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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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 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Tribulation to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Cape Tribulation in September, you will find days in Whitsunday Island are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to West Burleigh.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
West Burleigh

West Burleigh ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read West Burleigh itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Airlie Beach to West Burleigh with the Route module. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in West Burleigh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in West Burleigh

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from West Burleigh to Brisbane takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
When in Noosa, make a side trip to see The Real McCaul in Eumundi, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Coolum, and paddle through the water with Boardwalk Boat Hire.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brisbane to Noosa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mount Coolum
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maleny: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Conondale National Park. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, stop by Podie Pie, and experience rural life at Maleny Dairies.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maleny holiday planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Maleny in 1.5 hours. October in Maleny sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Beach, Conondale National Park, Podie Pie, Mooloolaba Beach, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

6
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, sightseeing, adventure, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Eli Creek, take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maleny to Fraser Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Caravonica.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

4
nights
Caravonica

When in Caravonica, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caravonica itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Caravonica with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caravonica

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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