46 days in Queensland Itinerary

46 days in Queensland Itinerary

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46 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Townsville
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online day trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Caloundra, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

5
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, identify plant and animal life at Burleigh Head National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast visit planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (Scuba & Snorkeling, SunJet Simulations, & more), Laserzone Sunshine Coast (in Warana) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, cool off at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, and look for gifts at Watermelon Red.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Noosa online attractions planner .

Drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Thrill Hill Waterslide, Laserzone Sunshine Coast, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie, kick back and relax at Indian Head, make a trip to K'gari, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eli Creek.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Step out of Hervey Bay to go to Bundaberg and see Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Elfotography Hervey Bay, make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay online journey planner .

Drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company, Gallipoli to Armistice Military Trail
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Daintree and see Tranquility Falls, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach.

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Getting from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wonga Beach, Tranquility Falls, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours), Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Cow Bay Beach (in Cow Bay). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, shop like a local with Daintree Entomological museum, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay Beach, Bloomfield Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

6
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 Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see Off-Road Tours, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planner .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, Head underground at Copperfield Gorge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Townsville day trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Bowling Green Bay National Park, Copperfield Gorge
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Island (Catseye Beach, Go-Kart Racing Track, & more) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and trek along Whitsunday Great Walk.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach travel route planner .

Take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Living Reef
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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