21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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21 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
7
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and finally browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Gold Coast is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Gold Coast is 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kings Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noosa attractions planner.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kings Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, get outside with The Pinnacles, and then explore the activities along Eli Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island travel itinerary 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 January, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay route planner .

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 3.5 hours. In January in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum ©
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hervey Bay in January since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and then go for a walk through Castle Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Townsville online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Townsville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

3
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll explore and learn at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daintree National Park and Opal Reef. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Photography Tours (in Daintree) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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