22 days in Queensland Itinerary

22 days in Queensland Itinerary

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22 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  26​h
1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ballandean
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
4
Longreach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Brisbane and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (City Botanic Gardens & Suncorp Stadium). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, and stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Gold Coast is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect Gold Coast to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ballandean.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

3
nights
Ballandean

Ballandean ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Savina Lane Wines and Twisted Gum Wines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Symphony Hill Winery and Casley Mount Hutton Winery.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballandean journey builder app .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Ballandean in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Ballandean

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife

Side Trips

Stanthorpe, Severnlea, Girraween Estate Winery and Cellar Door, Mountview Winery
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Tobin Winery ©
Tobin Winery
Twisted Gum Wines ©
Twisted Gum Wines
Symphony Hill Winery ©
Symphony Hill Winery

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Kings Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Peregian Beach and Bulcock Beach. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Montville Art Gallery (in Montville) and Mooloolaba (HMAS Brisbane & Mooloolaba Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach and take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa online travel planner .

Drive from Ballandean to Noosa in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Montville Art Gallery
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Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Longreach, then contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then stop by Spinifex Collections, and finally view the masterpieces at Outback Pics.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Noosa to Longreach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Longreach, Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Daintree Discovery Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas & Wellness and With Sugar. Change things up with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, get a taste of the local shopping with Ngarru Gallery, and look for gifts at Whileaway.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Longreach to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Longreach in January, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cow Bay Beach ©
Cow Bay Beach

5
nights
Cairns

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Spend the 23rd (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours and enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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