22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + foot + train:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Runaway Bay Shopping Village, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and then stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and finally play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary tool .

Manchester, UK to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Gold Coast, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Gold Coast is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Indian Head. Step out of the city life by going to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Lake McKenzie.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Sandy Cape Lighthouse ©
Sandy Cape Lighthouse
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, then stop by The Real McCaul, then browse the different shops at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and finally browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then make a trip to Hastings Street.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa vacation builder site .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Noosa

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Kawana Shoppingworld
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Head to Into The Blue Gallery and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shopfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach road trip planning tool .

Getting from Noosa to Airlie Beach by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sunday Market Port Douglas or Ngarru Gallery. Spend the 10th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip planning app .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Alexandra Bay Waterfall, get great views at Walu Wugirriga Lookout, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, then kick back and relax at Myall Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Shop till you drop at Tanks Arts Centre and Underart Gallery. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, revel in the low prices at DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Smithfield Shopping Centre, and stop by Holloways Beach Markets.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Holloways Beach Markets, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach, Smithfield Shopping Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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