13 days in Queensland Itinerary

13 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland route planner

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Fly
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Cairns
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yungaburra
— 1 day
Drive
5
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Ferry
7
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
Unknown
8
Bowen
Unknown
9
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 night
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Drive to Mackay Airport, Fly to Rockhampton Airport, Drive to Yeppoon
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Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive
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Seventeen Seventy
Drive
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Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive

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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kuranda Scenic Railway, Esplanade Boardwalk and Esplanade Lagoon Pool. On the 11th (Thu), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online day trip planner.

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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've added Rex Lookout, Sunday Market Port Douglas, Daintree Discovery Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary app.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Cape Tribulation

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Yungaburra

— 1 day
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. You've added Paronella Park, Etty Bay, Mamu Tropical Skywalk, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around The Australian Platypus Park at Tarzali Lakes, admire the sheer force of Millaa Millaa Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, then get great views at Mamu Tropical Skywalk, then stroll through Etty Bay, and finally walk around Paronella Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yungaburra road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Yungaburra in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Yungaburra are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Mission Beach

— 1 night
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yungaburra to Mission Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Townsville

— 1 night
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Townsville tour website.

Getting from Mission Beach to Townsville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Magnetic Island

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aquascene Magnetic Island. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Aquascene Magnetic Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island attractions planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bowen.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Bowen

Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bay. On the 20th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at The Big Mango and then kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bowen trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Magnetic Island to Bowen with the Route module. Traveling from Magnetic Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bowen, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Bowen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Cape Hillsborough

— 1 night
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Hillsborough online trip builder.

Getting from Bowen to Cape Hillsborough by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Yeppoon

— 1 night
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yeppoon vacation site.

Explore your travel options from Cape Hillsborough to Yeppoon with the Route module. In November in Yeppoon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). On the 22nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy itinerary planner.

Drive from Yeppoon to Seventeen Seventy in 3.5 hours. November in Seventeen Seventy sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Bundaberg

— 1 night
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bundaberg trip planning app.

Getting from Seventeen Seventy to Bundaberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Nature & Parks
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.