47 days in Queensland Itinerary

47 days in Queensland Itinerary

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47 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Townsville
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
6
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h
7
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Maleny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas & Wellness about 30 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay) and Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, admire all the interesting features of Cape Trib Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

6
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 21st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, and identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

4
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Step out of Townsville to go to Alligator Creek and see Alligator Falls Track, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, Head underground at Copperfield Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Queensland, Copperfield Gorge, Alligator Falls Track
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

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 31st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary maker .

You can ride a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island in an hour. April in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, don't miss a visit to K'gari, enjoy the sand and surf at Indian Head, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fraser Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Hamilton Island to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Noosa: Point Cartwright (in Mooloolaba), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, identify plant and animal life at Elanda Point Education Centre & Adventure Park, go for a walk through Noosa Horses, and look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Noosa Botanic Gardens, Kings Beach, Noosa Horses, HabitatNoosa Tours & Hire, Mount Coolum
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Noosa Botanic Gardens ©
Noosa Botanic Gardens

4
nights
Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Nambour (Podie Pie & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )), Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Mooloolaba (Mooloolaba Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, trek along Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Gardners Falls, and get great views at Gerrards Lookout.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Maleny day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Maleny, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Nambour, Mapleton Observatory, Australia Zoo, Buderim Forest Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, look for gifts at Noosa Chocolate Factory, and have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip app .

You can drive from Maleny to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:
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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

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