15 days in Queensland Itinerary

15 days in Queensland Itinerary

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1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Noosa
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast sightseeing planning website.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Gold Coast is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 30th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Noosa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

3
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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 5th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planning app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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