28 days in Queensland Itinerary

28 days in Queensland Itinerary

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28 days in Queensland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Longreach
— 1 night
6
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 4th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip builder website .

Sydney to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamilton Island Art Gallery
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Village Herberton and Village Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Trinity Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and stroll the grounds of McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in August: highs in Cairns hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Herberton, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
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.
Attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Thornton Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Daintree Entomological museum and Floravilla Ice Cream Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Tribulation: Daintree (Photography Tours & Daintree Tea) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Myall Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Daintree National Park, and kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation online trip maker .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree, Cow Bay
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Four Mile Beach and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore and learn at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery and Ngarru Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by With Sugar, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas vacation website .

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. In August in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum and then contemplate the long history of Longreach. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Longreach driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Longreach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, Longreach is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
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4
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.
Chenrezig Institute and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Art Gallery and Sunshine Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Longreach in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Mapleton Observatory, Sunshine Castle, Mooloolaba Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Springbrook Research Observatory. Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. Escape the urban bustle at Surfers Paradise Beach and Pelican Feeding. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast online holiday planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Springbrook Research Observatory ©
Springbrook Research Observatory
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Sandy Cape Lighthouse and Lake McKenzie.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fraser Island holiday maker app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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