41 days in Queensland Itinerary

41 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 6 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights

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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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

4
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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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 these side-trips from Brisbane: Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach) and Caloundra (Moffat Beach & Kings Beach). There's still lots to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Psychic Twin Featherz, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
You've now added The Sunshine Coast Tour Company to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mooloolaba: Kondalilla National Park (in Montville) and Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at SunJet Simulations, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mooloolaba route maker website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Mooloolaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

5
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Indian Head, make a trip to K'gari, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek.

To plan Fraser Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

2
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 7th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Wide Bay Hospitals Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, do a tasting at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier, and then get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planner.

Drive from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. In November in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

5
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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.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Rex Lookout in Wangetti--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with The Bump Track, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Cow Bay (Walu Wugirriga Lookout & Daintree Discovery Centre) and Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, and go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation visit planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Photography Tours
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

Plan my Cairns trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Passage Peak, join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, and enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip maker.

You can fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club

3
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Daydream Island Living Reef in Daydream Island--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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