9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

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9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + foot + train:  25​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bribie Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, then stroll through Kurrawa Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker site .

Detroit, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, things will get warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 78°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
On the 12th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

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. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 85°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays 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 see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Longreach when traveling from Port Douglas in April, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Longreach

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

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day
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bribie Island Butterfly House, and then stroll through Sylvan Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bribie Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Longreach to Bribie Island with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Longreach in April: highs in Bribie Island hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House

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nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 15th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ninderry, then kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip planning website .

Getting from Bribie Island to Noosa by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach, Mount Ninderry
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

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