37 days in Queensland Itinerary

37 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland travel route planner

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Brisbane
— 6 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yungaburra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mission Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Proserpine
— 1 night
Drive
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Yeppoon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Springsure
— 1 night
Drive
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Tannum Sands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bundaberg
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 night

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Brisbane

— 6 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Family-friendly places like South Bank Parklands and Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane day trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Brisbane. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:

Cairns

— 5 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip site.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Port Douglas

— 6 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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, stroll through Mossman Gorge Centre, soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Yungaburra.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:

Yungaburra

— 3 nights
Yungaburra is a town located on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia, not far from Cairns. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Curtain Fig National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, get outside with Platypus Viewing Platform, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonadio's Mabi Wildlife Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Artistree Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yungaburra journey maker tool.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Yungaburra in 2 hours. November in Yungaburra sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Yungaburra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:

Mission Beach

— 4 nights
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mission Beach: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Hinchinbrook Island (in Cardwell). There's much more to do: get outside with Mission Beach Dive, kick back and relax at Mission Beach, and hike along Kennedy Walking Track.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mission Beach itinerary planning site.

Getting from Yungaburra to Mission Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Proserpine.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Proserpine

— 1 night
Proserpine is a town and a locality in the Whitsunday Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Crocodile Safari. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum and then stop by Colour Me Crazy.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Proserpine trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mission Beach to Proserpine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Proserpine, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Proserpine

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Yeppoon

— 3 nights
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Family-friendly places like Yeppoon Main Beach and Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, take some stellar pictures from Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, ponder the design of Keppel Kraken, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yeppoon trip planner.

Drive from Proserpine to Yeppoon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Springsure.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Springsure

— 1 night
Springsure is a town and a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at House of Magnolias and then see the interesting displays at Old Rainworth Fort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Springsure trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Springsure takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Springsure can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Tannum Sands.

Things to do in Springsure

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Tannum Sands

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Lake Awoonga, then stroll around Canoe Point Beach and Parklands, and then stroll around Millennium Esplanade and Tannum Sands Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wild Cattle Island National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tannum Sands online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Springsure to Tannum Sands takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Springsure in December: highs in Tannum Sands hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Tannum Sands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Bundaberg

— 4 nights
Family-friendly places like Blue Dolphin Marine Tours and Promisedland Cordalba State Forest will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Old Pharmacy Museum in Childers (about 44 minutes away).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg day trip planning site.

You can drive from Tannum Sands to Bundaberg in 2 hours. In December in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Brisbane

— 1 night

Australia's New World City

On the 17th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip builder.

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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.