38 days in Queensland Itinerary

38 days in Queensland Itinerary

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Start: Perth
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 45 min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 45 min
5
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  18 h 15 min
8
Karumba
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Mount Isa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Winton
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
11
Longreach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Barcaldine
— 2 nights
Travel:  13 h 45 min
13
Lizard Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4 h
14
Cooktown
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Perth

3
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 enjoy Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Horses in Port, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wonga Beach, and stop by With Sugar.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool.

Perth to Port Douglas is an approximately 8- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach, and finally trek along Dubuji Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. In March in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Photography Tours
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Cairns Wake park and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns to go to Gordonvale and see Mulgrave Settlers Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder app.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Ellis Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 12th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then cool off at Airlie Aqua Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach travel route app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In March in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beerwah.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 13th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Australia Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Big Kart Track.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Beerwah travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train from Airlie Beach to Beerwah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beerwah when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Beerwah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Big Kart Track
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, look for gifts at Peticular, make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, then make a splash at Aqua Fun Park, and finally make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Warbirds Sunshine Coast, then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Noosa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Beerwah to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum, Aqua Fun Park, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Aqua Park Bli Bli ©
Aqua Park Bli Bli
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, then identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the next day, get outside with Pelican Feeding, then get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, and then have some family-friendly fun at Xscape Reality.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Karumba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

8
nights
Karumba

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Karumba: Normanton (Bynoe Arts Centre, Krys the Crocodile, &more). The adventure continues: cool off at Karumba swimming pool, don't miss a visit to Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery Karumba, head outdoors with Kerry D Charters, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Karumba trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Karumba by car takes about 24 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, expect Karumba to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 29°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Karumba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Normanton
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Karumba swimming pool ©
Karumba swimming pool
Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park ©
Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park

2
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine, then take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout, then get advice or help at Outback at Isa, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Mount Isa Family Fun Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mary Kathleen, then get outside with Telstra Hill, and then head outdoors with Lake Moondarra.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mount Isa trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Karumba to Mount Isa takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Karumba in March, Mount Isa is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Mount Isa Family Fun Park ©
Mount Isa Family Fun Park

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems, then have some family-friendly fun at Ben's Chicken Stampede, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bladensburg National Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, then see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum, then examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and finally make a trip to Arno's Wall.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Winton trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Winton in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Bladensburg National Park ©
Bladensburg National Park
Winton Opal Gems ©
Winton Opal Gems

2
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Longreach, then contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Outback Pics.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Winton to Longreach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Longreach sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Spirit of the Outback
Spirit of the Outback
Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum ©
Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum

2
nights
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lara Wetlands and then take in the pleasant sights at Barcaldine Botanical Walk. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcaldine trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Longreach to Barcaldine in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lizard Island.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lara Wetlands ©
Lara Wetlands
Tree of Knowledge Memorial ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial
Australian Workers Heritage Centre ©
Australian Workers Heritage Centre

2
nights
Lizard Island

Lizard Island ©
Lizard Island is known for nature, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cod Hole, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lizard Island National Park, and see the vivid underwater world at No Name Reef.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lizard Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Barcaldine to Lizard Island with the Route module. You will leave for Cooktown on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Lizard Island National Park ©
Lizard Island National Park

3
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: trek along Keating's Lagoon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Mountain National Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Cedar Bay National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cooktown online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lizard Island to Cooktown. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Black Mountain National Park
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cedar Bay National Park ©
Cedar Bay National Park

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