41 days in Queensland Itinerary

41 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
2
Brisbane
— 4 nights
3
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 5 nights
5
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
7
Cape Tribulation
— 4 nights
8
Cairns
— 6 nights
9
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
10
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights

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.
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 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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
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
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 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 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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trip

Caloundra
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 Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha 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 °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Buderim Lions Park, Australia Zoo, Kondalilla National Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Laserzone Sunshine Coast
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 fly; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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
nights
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, thenexplore 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.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. In November in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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 Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wide Bay Hospitals Museum, Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits
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
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, enjoy some diversion at Port Douglas Tennis Club, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hervey Bay to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in November, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wangetti, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Daintree Tea & Photography Tours) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, identify plant and animal life at Daintree National Park, and hike along Dubuji Boardwalk.

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 °C in November, and nighttime lows around °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

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay
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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Barron Gorge National Park, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Barron Gorge National Park
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
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 train, bus, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °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 Fun & Games
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
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.
Step out of Airlie Beach with an excursion to Daydream Island Living Reef in Daydream Island--about 38 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 1.5 hours. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Daydream Island Living Reef, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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