21 days in Queensland Itinerary

21 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
5
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
7
Townsville
— 1 night
8
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
9
Cairns
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and finally browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Gold Coast is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Gold Coast. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Noosa Regional gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Noosa travel planning website.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, get outside with The Pinnacles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

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

2
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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): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, thenrace across the water with a speed boat tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip tool.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hervey Bay in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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

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): look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Townsville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. Let the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery capture your imagination. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car 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

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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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Atherton Tablelands. Step out of Cairns to go to Kuranda and see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by Bones and Jones, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Highlights from your plan
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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